Bushcrafts Survival Day
Learn about coping with the basics for survival in a forest environment - shelter, fire, food and water. Bring a packed lunch, water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Camp Fire Cooking Event
Learn the art of cooking the wilderness way on a camp fire.Wear clothes you would do the garden in including waterproofs, strong footwear,midge repellant, food to BBQ, eat before you arrive
They say a mother is the cornerstone of any household. Well, here's the chance to prove it! Build your own smart natural des-res to house all your dependents. Dad can come along too to tell you how he thinks it should be built.
If you haven't been before, take the opportunity to visit the forest for free, take advantage of special Mother's Day promotions and find out what makes this place so special to generations of local people.
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. Eat before you arrive or bring food for BBQ. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Food from the Forest
Find out if foraging in the forest for your meals could help shrink your supermarket bill with this informative walk and talk with local ranger Neil Taylor.
Food from the Wild
An introduction to wild food: find out what’s edible and what’s not! Bring waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Forest Fun-Den Building
Enjoy some family fun shelter building and find out how waterproof your construction is with bushcraft expert and naturalist Bruce Ferguson from Wild North Discovery. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Forest fun-Family Bushcrafts Sleepover
Set up a tarp shelter, light a fire, cook a meal and sleep out in the wild woods! Bring food to cook on the fire, sleeping bags and other overnight neccesities.
Forest Fun-pond dipping & minibeast hunt
Find the hidden wildlife; explore the forest for its unseen inhabitants. Dress for the weather, strong footwear (wellies if you have them and midge repellant.)
Fungal Foray - Hamsterley
Join our annual ramble in the forest to discover more about the little known world of fungi with some culinary tips thrown in!
Come join our regular twice-monthly volunteer group and make a real difference in this important sylvan beauty spot.
Nightjars and Bats
Hunt for the illusive night life of the forest including nightjars, bats and owls
Run, hop, skip or dance in your own unique way along a 5km route, made extra special by regular splattering in coloured paint! Known as happiest 5km on the planet and all in aid of Butterwick Hospice
The Skill of Fire Making
Central to survival; fire warms, dries, makes water safe, cooks food, lifts morale.Learn this key survival skill with bushcraft expert Bruce Ferguson. Bring water-proof clothing and sturdy footwear.
Walkies in the Wood
Bring your dogs on a 3 mile walk through the wood in aid of Butterwick Hospice.
Discover the secretive wildlife that often goes unnoticed in the forest. Bring binoculars if you have them.
The increasingly popular sport of zombie-running returns to the forest this year. Navigate a course while avoiding being caught by the undead.