Answer the call of the wild and join us on a journey into the woods to enjoy everything this fantastic natural playground has to offer. This experience will involve gathering wood for a fire, log splitting with axes, charcoal burning, and cooking an outdoors meal in a stunning Cotswold wood that was once part of the estate of Henry VIII.
A woodland can be a vibrant working human environment, as well as providing a special niche for wildlife. In this woodland you will see how wildlife benefits from traditional rural skills. We will bring along a good selection of tools so that you can have a go yourself and release the inner woodsman or woman in you!
This will be an opportunity for you to connect with nature and spend quality time with family or friends taking part in an unforgettable experience.
Whilst the wildwood that once covered ancient Britain has gone, the traditions, folklore and the call of the wild is still very much alive. During your time in the woods, we will reflect on how the historical use of woodlands, as places of shelter, sanctuary, and as a source of raw materials has influenced and defined what we now see.
All tools and materials are included, as well as safety glasses and work gloves. Lunch is also included (there are meat and veg/ vegan options available).
About the Cotswolds National Landscape
The Cotswolds National Landscape is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, looked after by a small team working in partnership with a number of other organisations.
The team at the Cotswolds National Landscape works to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cotswolds; to increase understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities; and to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities.
To find out more visit the website.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Child (under 18)||£29.00 activity|
The experience will be held outside so guests should bring weather-appropriate clothing. Maximum group size is 5 during covid restrictions.
|Open 2021 (12 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
* Booking essential
DRIVING? We will send you the instructions and a map. It is about half an hour's drive off the M4 or M5. There is parking but the track is a bit bumpy so if you have particularly low-sitting car - a Porsche? - you might want to park elsewhere!
Public Transport Directions
Take the train - The most pleasant way to get here is a train to Stroud and picking up a taxi from the station. It is a twelve minute drive and we can provide numbers for taxis. There are direct trains from London, Swindon and Cheltenham. If you are coming via Bristol, you may find it easier to travel to Cam & Dursley station, around 20 minutes away.