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NORTHERN WILDERNESS BUSHCRAFT CLUB

Bushcraft, survival, wild camping, bushcraft meet in County Durham Northeast England

Welcome to Northern Wilderness Bushcraft a Woodland Conservation Project and Club, County Durham

Wild Camping |Bushcraft Club | Bushcraft Moot | Survival| Durham | Tyne & Wear | Newcastle | Sunderland

Steve Taylor, the founder of Northern Wilderness Bushcraft Wilderness Club and Wild Camp. Steve has taught bushcraft and outdoor skills for over 20 years to the public and has been seen on local and national TV, heard on the radio; he has been written about in 4 different books plus many magazines and news articles. Steve is also a wildlife and historical tour guide. Steve also teaches surfing and he is also a locksmith instructor with www.taylorslocksmiths.co.uk

Steve is now retired from public teaching but hosts groups and school and monthly bushcraft meets and gives talks and demos at events around the UK.

Steven J Taylor welcomes you to Northern Wilderness Bushcraft Club and Woodland Conservation Project, its's also the home of the first and original Durham Bush Moot that offers the North East, Durham a monthly meeting of wilderness people and bushcraft practitioners at our basecamp in Finchale County Durham.


Since Steve Taylor founded Northern Wilderness it has led the way for bushcraft activities and local wilderness expeditions in Durham and the North of England for over 20 years. But sadly with the advance of YouTube and the “armchair” bushcraft generation, people have stopped attending courses and choose to learn outdoor skills via technology which is free to do so which has rendered businesses like ourselves no longer viable in today’s technological world. It truly is a sad state we are in so we have changed our whole concept to move with the times but actually to do this we need to take a step back in to the past, we no longer offer “courses” per say, instead we have gone back to the old ways of learning, the way our ancestors taught us, as a community via our monthly bushcraft moot by sharing skills around the fire.


Northern Wilderness bushcraft is a truly unique bushcraft and forest based experience, in that we offer open wild camping at our bushcraft club base camp on one weekend, each month which allows you the time and setting to practice the many topics and share skills with other members or learn from them the real woodsmen, wilderness guides, bushcrafters, survivalists and wild campers can practice on our land in a safe environment, we keep it low priced for access to the land to help get you up of that sofa, to stop watching online videos and start enjoying the real world of bushcraft with other like minded people that meet up at our monthly meet, please bare in mind that we no longer offer training, only access to the land to safely practice your skills and meet like minded people who share skills..


Northern Wilderness Bushcraft Club host 1 weekend each month where you can come for the day, spend the night or weekend with us wild camping for just £15 for an overnight wild camp or a full weekend for £24,99 and this includes, camping, use of the land, no hassle for open carry of knives or axes, you won't be fined if you have a fire but we do have rules.  


Northern Wilderness Bushcraft Club is a private members club, we have regular wild camps, gatherings and mini expeditions along with days out. We are always looking for new members!


Please call us today for any further information or see our Moot Page to find out what skills Courses are on! Call 07525639943 or email [email protected] 

To read about our woodland base camp and river site then click here for more information. We host many of these topics on our moot weekends plus much more, UK bushcraft  expeditions and group outings, wild camping skills, outdoor adventures around our many woodlands, archery courses, bow making, ,atlatl making, catapult making, courses, knife handle replacment, Kuksa cup and spoon carving, kayaking day expeditions, canoe building courses, river fishing and fly fishing courses, wild edible courses, basic bushcraft and survival skill to advanced skills and many more all in the woods and on the river in Durham Tyne and Wear. 


We hope you enjoy our website and even better enjoy one of our bush moots. You can always arrange a private visit or visit or new bushcraft shop once it's open. For further info please contact us!

"The More you know the less you cary" - Mors Kochanski

Northern Wilderness Bushcraft Club and Conservation Project

Northern Wilderness Bushcraft is a none profit conservation project. Its the only one of its kind in the UK. To fund our conservation project we host a monthly bushcraft moot or meet with wild camping and outdoor activities along with camp cooking. We also allow schools and groups to book with all money raised going back in to our conservation project to help us take care of the land, manage the woodlands on the site and clean them up from fly tippers and many years of manmade abuse.


It also helps us to project the land from fox hunters to people that want to hunt for fun and kill our wildlife.

We also like to invest the money in to new tree planting and habitats for the wild life along with creating a safe learning wilderness site with wild camping. 


We do all of this via our bushcraft and wilderness club and the site is controlled by the club Northern Wilderness Bushcraft is a none profit conservation project. Its the only one of its kind in the UK. To fund our conservation project we host a monthly bushcraft moot or meet with wild camping and outdoor activities along with camp cooking. We also allow schools and groups to book with all money raised going back in to our conservation project to help us take care of the land, manage the woodlands on the site and clean them up from fly tippers and many years of manmade abuse.

It also helps us to project the land from fox hunters to people that want to hunt for fun and kill our wildlife.


We also like to invest the money in to new tree planting and habitats for the wild life along with creating a safe learning wilderness site with wild camping. We do all of this via our bushcraft and wilderness club and the site is controlled by the club members through volunteering and not just volunteering we actually pay our own money in to the club to make sure we can keep our club alive as sadly there are no kind of grants we can get as the land is private so the only way we can heal it is via our woodland conservation project and monthly bushcraft moots.

Wild camp and Bushcraft Moot in County Durham, End of Each Month!

Once a month we open our land to the public for our monthly wild camp, you will have a safe space to practice your bushcraft skills, bring your children to experience real wild camping where your toilet is a bush and the entertainment is the dancing flames of the open fire.Spending the night below the stars and trees with the sounds of wildlife in a tranquil area of County Durham that's ideal for exploring the land. You can setup your tent or hammock, create a safe area to light a fire and enjoy nature. 

Each month we open the land so the public can attend alongside our club members, we do have rules such as no tracksuits, no gangs or groups. This is a family based environment and it can be a dangerous place to visit due to it been a wild location so you undertake ant camping or entering the land at your own risk. Please tale all liotter home or you will be find £80, you must not damage any trees, that means no axe throwing or hacking at trees if you do you will be fined for damages to private property.

If members are free they will happily share knowledge with you and show you kit or offer advice.Sometimes we have guest speakers or guest instructors but only when advertised.

The price for a one night stay per person is £15 for an adult over 16 years and £5 for under 16 years. Book 2 nights and save £5. (Places are limited)

Payments via Pay Pal or bank transfer, please call us on 07525639943 for more information or text Steve and we can arrange your booking. Please NOTE no cash or cards can be taken on the day and you must have a booking to wild camp. 

No guns and no excusive alcohol, No tracksuits, please make sure you have the right kit for the weekend such as clothing, camping or food items.


You can also visit the ancient abbey ruins on our site during the day for free or take your canoe or kayak on the river if you have one or explore the land via mountain bike or fat wheel bike.

If you would like to give a talk of show any kit or handmade items then just let us know by sending us a message upon booking and your stay will be free of charge.

How to book this event??


First - email us using the send message feature on the right or email us


Include in the message, how many people, how many nights 1 or 2 nights or just day time. Vehicle Reg and contact number in the message.


Next we will email you a Paypal invoice which you don't need a Paypal account to pay but can use any cash card via paypal banking. 


Once we receive payment then we will send you a booking pack with directions and all the info you need.


Simple as that!

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