These are some of the workshops that we've had at the Summer Moot in the past, as an example of what might be available this year.
Map and Compass as well as natural navigation using the world around you to help direct you.
Taking nettles and turning them into cordage, learn how to pick, process nettles and make the cord.
This is a half day or more workshop that covers some of the basics of bushcraft and camping.
Find what nature provides for you to use in making fire.
Making damper bread from scratch and cooking over the fire.
One for kids and adults alike, make great whistles from branches and twigs.
Age old skill of net making, this workshop teaches the knots and techniques that make a good net.
Making Fishing Hooks
Hand craft your own fish hook from natural materials.
Wild Food Walk / Foraging
Learn some basics about wild foods, collecting them and they're uses.
Learn how to preserve meats and fish using natural materials and a bit of know how.
Help and observe an animal, such as a sheep, being skinned, gutted and butchered for cooking.
An essential skill for everyone, learn how to use, carry and handle a knife with safety.
Atlatl Making & Throwing
Make and use Atlatl spears from provided materials with the Primitive Archers
Everyone loves to build shelters in the woods, learn the basic principles and get stuck in.
Knapping is a highly enjoyable skill that's been in use for thousands of years, have a go.
Not particularly bushcraft but great fun, have a go at throwing knives and hatchets.
Fishing techniques and equipment for survival and general fishing, estuary and sea shore.
Learn about the plants, fish and other available edibles found on our coastline.
These workshops are to help with basic first aid knowledge and awareness.
Bow drill can be done as a family sharing the work or as an individual, make fire with sticks!
Like Bow drill but using a longer spindle, same principles different skills, well worth a go.
Anyone that uses a knife needs to know how to sharpen it, tips, techniques and advice.
Make a basic bow from natural materials and use it on the archery range.
Get advice on taking photo's outdoors, what to look for, how to use the light etc.
Learn some basic skills in using leather to make useful items and leather decoration.
Dave shows you how to forge a knife and the stages involved in start to finish.
Knowing which knot to tie is a great skill, learn practical camping and bushcraft knots.
we have a few workshops for the kids so they can have some fun and learn a few things.
General carving safety, techniques and carving projects from pot hangers to walking sticks.
We set up a small archery range for groups and we even have a competition or two for you to enter.
Tarps are fantastic, this workshop helps you learn some of the many ways of setting them up.
For those that enjoy hammocking this is a great workshop for making accessories and aids.
The art of burning wood! Using supplied tools to decorate on wood and leather.
The site is a fantastic one for tracking and we've some master teachers.
Make your own arrows from provided materials with the Primitive Archers.
Water Gathering and Purification
Water is the most important need we have, learn about finding it and how to make it drinkable.
Self defence can be an important thing for confidence as well as physical ability.
Tablet weaving allows you to make bracelets, belts and other decorative
Learn the basics of playing the tin whistle, harder than it looks but well worth the effort.
Hugely satisfying and you leave having made something useful from willow or hazel.
General outdoor cooking, breads, meat etc, fire lays and general techniques.
This is a great way to learn wood carving and safety and come away with a useful spoon that's all yours!