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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

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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 skills and bushcraft fundamentals 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 15 years. But sadly with the advance of YouTube and the “arm chair” bushcraft generation, people have stopped attending courses and choose to learn outdoor skills via technology which is free to do so which has rendered business 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.


We now host a simple way of learning from many people through experience that won’t bankrupt you to learn wilderness skills in an organic bushcraft environment with like minded folk of the forest..


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 with low cost bushcraft and outdoor skills training as part of it on one weekend, each month covering many topics that has been designed or developed by real woodsmen, wilderness guides, bushcrafters, survivalists and wild campers with a life time of knowledge and understanding on what we have to offer from our 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.


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! The weekend also includes food along with talks and hands on demonstrations on all bushcraft subjects all for just £15 for a day, £25 for an overnight wild camp or a full weekend for £29,99 and this includes, camping, evening meals and day time activities /  courses which would cost £100s Individually.


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 northernwildernessbushcraft@gmail.com 

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! (The New Way of Learning Bushcraft Skills)

Durham’s Bushcraft Moot which was estanblished in 2003, Moot means meeting, each month we host a specialist weekend of bushcraft and outdoors skills, such as wild camping how to from setting up your first hammock to lighting a fire, leather craft to hobo fishing, bushcraft skill from beginner to advanced.


Each weekend is based around a day of skills learning in the woods along with a social evening, group meals and sharing knowledge with one another, sometimes its a relaxed weekend 0f just camping and social, free time with no activities.


We are a core community, a members group of some of the Northeast’s elite bushcraft minds from writers, bloggers, video makers and tinkerers who just enjoy green woodwork to wild campers. Once a month we open our 2.5 miles of private woodland to the public and allow you to join us around the fire in this new way of learning bushcraft skills.


You can join us just for the day, each Saturday we have workshops from 11am till 5pm, individually these courses would cost hundreds through other schools but we are not all about profit as our funding goes back in to helping us maintain our woodlands all for just £15 per person! That’s right, just £15 for anything from edged tools workshops, map reading, leather craft skills, whittling workshops and many more.


You can take part in an overnight wild camp with an exciting day of learning bushcraft skills, then enjoy a evening backwoods cook-out around our base camp fire while you socialise with like minded bushcrafters and enjoy a evening of chat under the stars for just £15 including your meal!


You could also stay for a full weekend, booking in on the Friday with 2 nights of wild camping, 2 days bushcraft activities and 2 evening meals for just £24.99.


Why attend just one course for over £150 - £350 for just one night of camping and education when you can attend each month or whenever the moot is on and learn a lifetime of valuable old world bushcraft skills from just £25..

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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. 


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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