Bushcraft at Whinlatter Forest
We like this because : What’s not to like about lighting camp fires, whittling with penknives, building “dens”, toasting marshmallows and roasting fish and fowl – all in the forest?
What’s it all about? : All very Ray Mears – Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft run various half days teaching fun but serious bushcraft skills in the brilliant Whinlatter Forest (think Fangorn rather than Lothlorien).
Tips : You need an adult (18+) with you for all the below. These fun sessions are very popular and booking is essential.
You can choose from –
and, for the less bloodthirsty or pyromaniac, there’s also
It’s hard to find somewhere you are allowed to light campfires in the wild Lake District and this teaches you both how to do it safely – and that is Sooo important here – and properly, the survival way.
Also look out for : Whinlatter WildPlay Kids assault course and Go Ape are here as well. Paul & Claire who run these Bushcraft days also do Canoe Bushcraft days on Derwentwater.
Website : Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft
- Whinlatter Forest Page
- Wildplay at Whinlatter
- Mountain biking at Whinlatter – Trails & Bike Hire
- Go Ape at Whinlatter
- Osprey Watch at Dodd Wood and Whinlatter Forest.
- Forest Trails