Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October 2024

If you have not been to wilderness before its a weekend packed with bushcraft, adventure and survival.  You get 6 1 hour workshops with a bushcraft expert, a number of inspiring main-stage talks, a big live bushcraft demonstration and Saturday evening entertainment that normally involves some fire. This years event is our biggest yet, with all the best bits from the previous events.

Main stage talks and demonstrations to include:  A chainsaw speed carve, A large game prep, firewalking, arrow breaking, and a headline mainstage talk from an industry professional.

Draft Programme to be confirmed soon

Friday Night 9pm Main Stage talk

9-30am Saturday Morning 2 bushcraft workshops or adventurous activities

2pm Main Stage Chainsaw speed carve

3pm 2 bushcraft workshops or adventurous activities

7-30pm Firewalking and Arrow Breaking

9pm Fire display including fire breathing

9-30pm Campfire


9am  2 bushcraft workshops or adventurous activities

11-30am Large game prep



Confirmed so far for 2024


Nick Hulley from in2thewild  


 Dave Watson 

Mark Fox 

John Boe 

Nige Curnow

Jonathon Tait






Previous main stage speakers at this event have included, Ed Stafford, Laura Bingham, Lofty Wiseman, Sally Kettle,  and Dr Sarita Robinson.  The Friday night around the campfire speakers have included David Willis, Dean Millard and Matt Batham all leading Bushcraft instructors.  See the photo gallery below from the 2022 event

Bookings open now!  Email info@beaudesert.org.uk or call 01543 682278 to book.








Past videos welcoming you to 2019s event

Ed Stafford invites you to Wilderness 2019   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv9w51hy9X4




Join us for our bushcraft, nature and survival event for ages.

Watch Ben Abbot interview Lofty Wiseman At Wilderness 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPwD1Gf0Gj4