in The Lake District

Immerse yourself in this ultimate outdoor experience, in the indigenous woodlands of Graythwaite Estate. A place where tech and time is forgotten. You’ll learn and practice ancient survival techniques still used today from fire lighting to shelter building. An engaging, all-inclusive and hands on experience for all ages.

Choose your Bushcraft experience

Outdoor Bushcraft Experiences in The Lake District, Cumbria

What better place for an introduction to outdoor survival than the grounds of Graythwaite in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Our standard bushcraft experiences are either 2 of 4 hours and will teach you the joys of outdoor living including respecting and harnessing nature through the acquisition of ancient skills.

Typically we include fire lighting, ghillie kettle boiling, shelter building and tracking. Each bushcraft experience is designed to suit you from a children’s party to the adult outdoor enthusiast wanting to thrive rather than purely survive in the wilderness.

As with all our experiences, the booking would be just for you and those in your party together with one of our instructors.  These activities provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect and to enjoy the great outdoors.

Family bushcraft, 2 hours, includes;

  • tarp shelter building
  • fire lighting
  • boiling the ghillie kettle for tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • marshmallow toasting and s’mores

Introduction to bushcraft, 4 hours, includes;

  • A-frame shelter building
  • fire lighting
  • boiling the ghillie kettle for tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • tracking
  • water purifying
  • identification of trees and their uses in survival or ancient crafts
  • marshmallow toasting and s’mores
Due to popular demand, we’ve created a beauty of an experience to include 4×4 off-road driving and a mini bushcraft adventure … what a combination! Head over to our 4×4 off-road driving page for details and to book.
‘The great thing about bushcraft is that wherever you go, the skills go with you.’ Ray Mears.


Group size: minimum 3 guests. Please note, there must be at least one adult accompanying (18 or over)

Duration: 2 hour or 4 hour experiences

Price: 2 hour experience is £40.00 per adult, £30.00 per child. 4 hour experience is £75.00 per adult, £50.00 per child.

Please note, prices exclude a 4% booking fee, capped at £5.00 + VAT.

Booking Terms & Conditions

For more information, to discuss multi-activities or for groups, please call: