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Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex

CO6 1TG,

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Instructors

Festival instructors on hand to help throughout our event

Thijmen Apswoude -

Living By Nature

Thijmen and the Living By Nature team will be teaching skills all weekend including bone work, working with animal skins, flintknapping, making fish traps, and a variety of masterclasses too

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John Boe - 

Wildway Bushcraft

John and his team will be teaching a variety of bushcraft and wilderness living skills throughout the event also giving you an opportunity to carve and use your own friction fire set to gain an ember.

 

Lizzie Harrington -

Canoe Instruction

Lizzie is a British Canoeing Coach Educator and National Trainer and holds the highest level of British Canoeing coaching and leadership qualifications - Advanced Water Canoe Coach and Coaching Diploma. She will be running canoe workshops throughout the festival for everyone to have a go at and gain expert tuition.

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Ben McNutt -

Wild Human

Ben and the Wild Human team will be teaching various bushcraft, tracking and wilderness living skills throughout the festival

Craig Fordham -

Black Wolf Survival 

Craig & the Black Wolf team will be on hand throughout the show running a variety of Bushcraft & Survival workshops from friction fire to small game prep & cooking and advanced spoon carving techniques

Kyt Lyn Walken -

The Way Of Tracking School

Kyt will be running tracking workshops over the weekend teaching you how to detect, read and interpret human tracks. Kyt will also be doing a main stage talk about life in wildlife conservation and her time as an anti poaching ranger. 

Dave Canterbury - 

Pathfinder School

Dave and his team of instructors will be running through the pathfinder system and teaching skills you need to survive in the wild.

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Joe Price -

Trial by Fire and Pathfinder

Joe will be on hand throughout the festival working with the Pathfinder school and also as part of the Trial by Fire podcast team. 

Jesper Hede -

Bushcraft Denmark

Jesper and his skilled instructors will be at the great outdoor festival sharing their vast knowledge in knifemaking, birchbark sheaths, bushcraft bucksaws and birchbark containers. 

They will also be available for a talk about great bushcraft gear around the campfire during the great outdoor festival.

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Jason Ingamells - 

Woodland Ways

Jason and the team will be at the festival all weekend running a series of workshops and demonstrations for all ages and experience levels.

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Patrick McGlinchey -

Backwoods Survival School 

Patrick and his team will be on hand throughout the event giving lessons in a variety of backwoods skills and crafts and you can dip into Patricks many years of knowledge and experience 

Steven Le Say -

Axe and Paddle Bushcraft

Steven and the team will be running the Axe Throwing in the activities area, he will also be doing a Paddle Carving Demo and a masterclass in making birch bark pots. 

Jamie Dakota - 

Howl Bushcraft 

At the Howl stand, we will be demonstrating a range of Bushcraft skills that we employ on the trail, whether that's insights into some critical fire lighting skills or camp crafts for cooking your dinner. We'll host workshops on getting the most from your basic knife, bow drill firelighting in the forest, feather-stick making, spoon carving and simple campfire cooking. We'll be bringing a canoe with us, in that sense we could look at using the canoe around camp for shelter and utility.

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Simon Barnard - 

Prehistoric Bronze

Simon and his team will be at the show running workshops throughout teaching you how to cast bronze. This is a truly fantastic opportunity not to be missed and is always very popular!  

Sarah Day

Prehistoric Experiences

Sarah and the Prehistoric Experiences team will at the festival all weekend running a series of instructionals and join in workshops.

They bring a phenomenal amount of knowledge and skills in all areas of prehistoric life.

The workshops they are offering are -

Arrowhead Knapping (For Children and Adults- 8 and up).

Squirrel skin tanning (Parents and Children).

Deer leg tool kit.

They will also be providing evening storytelling in their stand for parents and children.