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The Experts

Already confirmed for 2023 are:


Dave Watson Woodland Survival Crafts was set up in 1995. As an approved provider of various Bushcraft courses by the Institute for Outdoor Learning Dave and his team are amongst the most experienced trainers in the UK.

Dave will be running friction fire workshops, teaching how to like a fire using hand drill, bow drill and pump drill.

Mark Fox, Peak District Survival School

Mark will be running workshops including game preparation (fish pigeon and rabbit), natural cordage, shelters, tarps


John Boe from Wildways. John was always outside in his local woods building dens and making traps. He attended his first survival course age 12 and has not looked back.

John and his team iwll be running workshops teaching carving, making fish spears and prepping pigeon.





Nigel Curnow

Nige Curnow from Forest Routes will again be at Wilderness 2019.

With a lifelong passion for climbing and adventures in wild places, Nige has a 30-year background in the field of nature conservation and as a Mountain Leader. He spends his time teaching a range of adventurous activities such as Bushcraft & friction fire lighting; Wilderness & Expedition skills; and Remote First Aid & Survival skills.

During Wilderness 2019 Nige will be running a range of workshops including  Spoon Carving, Wilderness Emergencies, Shelter Construction.


Nick Hulley


Nick Hulley is a qualified and recognised Social Forester, Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Leader, Forest Social Pedagog, Mindfulness In Woodland Settings Practitioner, John Muir Award Provider, teacher and guide: designing, running, delivering educational activities, sessions, workshops and courses in woodland settings for people of all ages. He has around twenty years of experience in delivering all aspects of Environmental Education and a passion for working alongside, supporting, and nurturing all who have an interest in forests and woodlands. You can follow him on LinkedIn to gain an insight into his delivery style.

The Army

The Army Engagement team will be providing a workshop covering Map, Compass and bearing skills.


Bushscout UK

The Midlands arm of Bushscout UK will be here with a range of workshops under their bushcraft parachute

Active Achievement

Richard Irvine

Richard is a specialist in first aid and survival and will be running his popular survival first aid workshop