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Many thanks Duncan, glad you and Jack enjoyed yourselves 👌🏼👍 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Duncan Jarvis

Thanks Neil Anderson 'Bracey' for a lovely few hours at Bunker Bushcraft Forest School ... See MoreSee Less

We still have limited spaces available on the Fathers Day AM Bushcraft Session.

Please call Neil on 07804 451471 to book a space.

Fish Filleting, Damper Bread, Giant Marshmallows, Knife and Saw Skills, Foraging, Primitive and Modern Fire Lightning…

Anyone 10 years and over can bring their Dad along!

Rewild yourself!
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Still looking for an awesome Fathers Day Present?

Get Dad or Mum in the woods to be Re-wilded!

Bring Dad along to a session. (10 years and over).

Please check out our events . We have a few spaces available.
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Still looking for an awesome Fathers Day Present?

Get Dad or Mum in the woods to be Re-wilded!

Bring Dad along to a session. (10 years and over).

Please check out our events . We have a few spaces available.Image attachmentImage attachment

Three of our instructors are now level 3 Bushcraft Fire Starters.

They can teach you how to light a fire using several different methods, both primitive and modern.

Why not book a session and learn Friction Fire Lightning!

Book now at www.bunkerbushcraft.com
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Looking forward to interacting with Families, Children and anyone else interested in learning some Bushcraft Skills at the WTF: Wincanton Town Festival ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Andy Hazell

Jess had a great time on the pirate treasure trail at Bunker Bushcraft. Even came across a Muntjac on walk up from the car park 👌 ... See MoreSee Less

Extremely pleased to announce that #bunkerbushcraft will be at the #wincantontownfestival on the 26th June!

Please drop by and take part in some family, child and adult Bushcraft Basics. We might even give you all a free giant marshmallow to roast on our fire pit afterwards!
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We are opening on the 10th July for weekend AM & PM sessions.

We have purposely waited until after all restrictions will (we hope) have been lifted, so we can provide you with the best experience we can deliver.

We have a £10 introductory offer...that’s per person, per session, but only if you book now!

Nurturing your inner instincts to deal with and thrive at Food, Fire, Water & Shelter is all you need to reset your mind...

Book now at www.bunkerbushcraft.com
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Are these session child appropriate?

****Spoiler Alert****

10 gold and 10 silver pirate coins have been placed in the woods. Feel free to go on an adventure to try find them all. Please walk to the woods if you go on an adventure.

These photos are to help the parents.

Have fun, #bunkerbushcraft #30dayswild

If you find them, please post a photograph!

If you find any suddenly ‘missing’ please let me know. They have no value at all, so please don’t spoil its for others.
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Jo WighamFiona Clements I know u like walks and if I could I would love to do this x

Megan Stichbury

Where about its this based please as looks amazing to do with the kids x

Lots of interest today at #eatyeovil

If you have a green space, we can come to you!

Please call Neil on 07804 451471 for further information.
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Some Pirate booty we recently found whilst Foraging in the woods. All ready to place at the Zeals Bunkers. There will be 10 gold and 10 silver to find.

Get your children outdoors and maybe all walk there together!

Please let us know if you find the booty and maybe post a pic on our page.

This will be active next week. I will let you know on here.

Many thanks,

#Bunkerbushcraft
#30dayswild
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Some Pirate booty we recently found whilst Foraging in the woods. All ready to place at the Zeals Bunkers. There will be 10 gold and 10 silver to find. 

Get your children outdoors and maybe all walk there together!

Please let us know if you find the booty and maybe post a pic on our page.

This will be active next week. I will let you know on here.

Many thanks,

#Bunkerbushcraft 
#30dayswild

We are pleased to announce that we will be at Yeovil Eat Festival tomorrow.

Please pop over and say hello if you are going.

Free Bushcraft lessons and Forest School sessions for children!

You can find us in the Church Ground...

@eatfestivals

Eat Yeovil
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We are pleased to announce that we will be at Yeovil Eat Festival tomorrow. 

Please pop over and say hello if you are going. 

Free Bushcraft lessons and Forest School sessions for children! 

You can find us in the Church Ground...

@eatfestivals

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Our lead instructor has just been on the Forest School Leader Skills Weekend.

We will soon be able to open our outdoor school and we can’t wait to get everyone back to nature...
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Not in as abundance as early this year, but there are plenty of Dandelions around at the moment. Take time to harvest some and make some honey. It’s lush and you won’t regret making it... ... See MoreSee Less

Not in as abundance as early this year, but there are plenty of Dandelions around at the moment. Take time to harvest some and make some honey. It’s lush and you won’t regret making it...Image attachment

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Megan Stichbury

We will be opening for our weekend Bushcraft Sessions on 26th June 2021. Anyone who has previously purchased a gift voucher can get in touch with our lead instructor on 07804 451471 to rebook a date.

Those who are interested, our website is ready to take bookings now, so please feel free to book.

Only £10 per person per session.
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We will be opening for our weekend Bushcraft Sessions on 26th June 2021.  Anyone who has previously purchased a gift voucher can get in touch with our lead instructor on 07804 451471 to rebook a date. 

Those who are interested, our website is ready to take bookings now, so please feel free to book. 

Only £10 per person per session.

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Good luck buddy, great to see you getting up and running your passion again!

Good to see you reopening soon and will be visiting you this year. Great post. I’d add one more note that all these things should be reciprocal, with businesses helping each other. 🙂

So glad you are opening!!! Good luck!

A tree has fallen and killed one of our dog poop bins 😢 It has been cleaned up and please bear with us until the bin is replaced.

If you are walking through the woodland, please be aware of any potential deadfall, especially when it is windy/gusty.

The woodland is private land and we accept no responsibility for anyone using it that is not enrolled on one of our Bushcraft Sessions.
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A tree has fallen and killed one of our dog poop bins 😢 It has been cleaned up and please bear with us until the bin is replaced.

If you are walking through the woodland, please be aware of any potential deadfall, especially when it is windy/gusty.

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But did it make a sound? 🤔

Pleased to let people know that Zeals/Bunker Bushcraft will be featured on Channel 4 on 20th April 2021. The exact time will be confirmed soon.

I gave an account of the history of the Zeals Airfield and also made a fire with the programmes contestants.

I’m not sure what will be shown after editing, but the filming took place at the Bunkers in the woods in Zeals near Forge Lane.

Zeals and Bunker Bushcraft, as seen on channel 4!

More details to follow...
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Pleased to let people know that Zeals/Bunker Bushcraft will be featured on Channel 4 on 20th April 2021. The exact time will be confirmed soon.

I gave an account of the history of the Zeals Airfield and also made a fire with the programmes contestants.

I’m not sure what will be shown after editing, but the filming took place at the Bunkers in the woods in Zeals near Forge Lane.

Zeals and Bunker Bushcraft, as seen on channel 4!

More details to follow...

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Jo Blyth

Well done

Well done chum

Fantastic. Well done. !

Challenge! Find a bigger tree, post a picture below... ... See MoreSee Less

Challenge! Find a bigger tree, post a picture below...

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Anyone fancy trekking this after lockdown?

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This day and age, I doubt you'd make it halfway without being mugged or murdered 😂

That would be an epic adventure!

Let's see The Proclaimers tackle that one!

Wow!

Lisa Riese falls du mal wieder eine längere Wanderung machen möchtest! 😎

I'll need some new boots...

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Stuck in lockdown? Ask the children to turn off their tech and all go on an indoor scavenger hunt. You can then also send them into the garden... ... See MoreSee Less

Stuck in lockdown? Ask the children to turn off their tech and all go on an indoor scavenger hunt. You can then also send them into the garden...Image attachment

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Great idea , jack attack is running round the house now

As the UK experiences a “proper winter”, let’s embrace the snow and ice and use it to make some beautiful decorations. A fun, easy, quick craft, that also teaches a tiny bit of science. Use a dish or container and add water, add some string, add a few natural decorations and leave overnight...Lets get the kids outdoors, give them a rest from all their Tech! ... See MoreSee Less

As the UK experiences a “proper winter”, let’s embrace the snow and ice and use it to make some beautiful decorations. A fun, easy, quick craft, that also teaches a tiny bit of science. Use a dish or container and add water, add some string, add a few natural decorations and leave overnight...Lets get the kids outdoors, give them a rest from all their Tech!

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Wiiiiiilson!!!

So many out but one of my favourites www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06vq3yq/the-revenant

Still time to get yourself some gift vouchers for our Basic Bushcraft Sessions after the new year. Please visit www.bunkerbushcraft.com to book a session. £10 per person, per session introductory offer. ... See MoreSee Less

Why soil is one of the most amazing things on our planet 🌱🌍 | BBC Ideas ... See MoreSee Less

This is a tree in the Balkan mountains.

Defender of the Forest or is it Groot?
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📸: Dean Kosev taken in Bulgaria.

Book a bushcraft session online at www.bunkerbushcraft.com
Christmas Gift Vouchers are now available!
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This is a tree in the Balkan mountains.

Defender of the Forest or is it Groot? 
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📸: Dean Kosev taken in Bulgaria.

Book a bushcraft session online at www.bunkerbushcraft.com
Christmas Gift Vouchers are now available!

Keeping it local! Free offer time...Bourton v Zeals

We have just blocked out the 30th & 31st January 2021 for a family in both Bourton and Zeals.

There will be a free space available on each day for a family of 3 (adults or children) from each village. We will conduct a two hour Bushcraft session in the afternoon of Sat and Sun:

Sat 30th PM - x 3 Spaces - Bourton Family
Sat 30th PM - x 3 Spaces - Zeals Family

Sun 31st PM - x 3 Spaces - Bourton Family
Sun 31st PM - x 3 Spaces - Zeals Family

This will be strictly on a first come first served basis, so you will need to be quick to comment.

If you would like a slot please comment below with your family name, village and a day. e.g Anderson’s (Neil, Mary & Matilda) - Bourton - Sunday

We will pick the first family that comment from each village for each day.

Proof of address will be required when attending.

Good luck and lets get outdoors!

All we ask in return, is that you leave some feedback on facebook and our google listing.

More details will be sent to the winners.

The Bunker Bushcraft Forest School Team.

Social distancing will be observed.
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Keeping it local!  Free offer time...Bourton v Zeals

We have just blocked out the 30th & 31st January 2021 for a family in both Bourton and Zeals.  

There will be a free space available on each day for a family of 3 (adults or children) from each village.  We will conduct a two hour Bushcraft session in the afternoon of Sat and Sun:

Sat 30th PM - x 3 Spaces - Bourton Family
Sat 30th PM - x 3 Spaces - Zeals Family 

Sun 31st PM - x 3 Spaces - Bourton Family
Sun 31st PM - x 3 Spaces - Zeals Family

This will be strictly on a first come first served basis, so you will need to be quick to comment.

If you would like a slot please comment below with your family name, village and a day.  e.g Anderson’s (Neil, Mary & Matilda) - Bourton - Sunday

We will pick the first family that comment from each village for each day.

Proof of address will be required when attending.

Good luck and lets get outdoors!

All we ask in return, is that you leave some feedback on facebook and our google listing.

More details will be sent to the winners.

The Bunker Bushcraft Forest School Team.

Social distancing will be observed.Image attachmentImage attachment

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From what I can decipher, we have: 30th Jan Sat - Bourton - Fran Gillett + 2 Sat - Zeals - Space still available 31st Jan Sun - Bourton - Mel Handsford + 2 Sun - Zeals - Lilly Hosking + 2

Reynolds, keeleigh and paddy. Zeals. Sunday

Coulf I ask what the age is please?. If it's age appropriate then yes please Smith (Lilly, Matilda, ella-rae) zeals. Sunday

Can I bring my granddaughters I live in Bourton but they live in mere ?

Sounds fab. Gillett; Andrew, Olivia and Felicity. Bourton. Saturday 30 January.

Fountain (steve, Mel, George) Bourton

Joanna Jack and Lily Bourton sunday

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What better present than to get someone outdoors and back into nature.

Learn how to light a fire using both modern and primitive techniques. Go foraging or make a natural shelter. All sessions are finished with some campfire cooking and roasted giant marshmallows! We adapt all sessions to suit age and learner ability.

Available to book now via the website. £10 per person per session - Limited Introductory offer.

Christmas Gift Vouchers are also available:

www.bunkerbushcraft.com
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What better present than to get someone outdoors and back into nature. 

Learn how to light a fire using both modern and primitive techniques. Go foraging or make a natural shelter. All sessions are finished with some campfire cooking and roasted giant marshmallows! We adapt all sessions to suit age and learner ability.

Available to book now via the website. £10 per person per session - Limited Introductory offer. 

Christmas Gift Vouchers are also available: 

www.bunkerbushcraft.com

Gift Vouchers to get someone outside would be a really great Christmas Present this year. Book online and indicate that its for a Gift Voucher and one will be emailed to you.

www.bunkerbushcraft.com
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Gift Vouchers to get someone outside would be a really great Christmas Present this year.  Book online and indicate that its for a Gift Voucher and one will be emailed to you.

www.bunkerbushcraft.com

We have just updated some of our events:

BB Woodland Tots will now be held on Tuesdays AM & PM.

BB Youth Club will still be held on Thursdays.

£10 Bushcraft Sessions are available Sat & Sun AM & PM. Please feel free to book now at www.bunkerbushcraft.com

Gift Cards are now also available. Please call Neil Anderson on 07804 451471 for further details and to arrange.

Please see all our events for further details.
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We have now reviewed all of our prices and sessions. Please feel free to book online for sessions running in Jan 2021 at www.bunkerbushcraft.com

Introductory limited time offer -

£10 per person, per session. We are the cheapest bushcraft school in the UK!

Book now to avoid disappointment as there are limited spaces available on each weekend session.

Learn how to survive in the wild and bring out your inner Neanderthal!

Children 10 years and over may be dropped off and collected afterwards. Sessions run on Sat & Sun 10am & 2pm.

Parking is at Bullpits Golf Course.
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7 months ago
Neil Anderson 'Bracey'

I was due to leave the Army and say goodbye in April 2021 and I was very much looking forward to taking my time to make that transition. Due to personal circumstances, I have decided to throw the towel in and have applied for early release. I now leave the Army in less than three weeks and I still look forward to the changes and challenges ahead.

Bunker Bushcraft is now full steam ahead and after the new year ‘The Somerset Repair Shop’ will be opening too! Next chapter, bring it on!
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I was due to leave the Army and say goodbye in April 2021 and I was very much looking forward to taking my time to make that transition. Due to personal circumstances, I have decided to throw the towel in and have applied for early release. I now leave the Army in less than three weeks and I still look forward to the changes and challenges ahead. 

Bunker Bushcraft is now full steam ahead and after the new year ‘The Somerset Repair Shop’ will be opening too! Next chapter, bring it on!

BB Youth Club will be available next year. This will be an after school club held in the woods, one evening per week, 5pm - 6.30pm. Spaces will be limited, so if you would like to reserve a place, please email our lead instructor at BunkerBushcraft@gmail.com

Places will be available for 10-17 years olds.

Only £8 per session, which will include some campfire food and drinks. Book 5 sessions and get one free.
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Brilliant what day are you thinking of at present only Monday and Friday available (well if lockdown ceases)

Great idea!

This will be at Bunker Bushcraft after lock down. It will hopefully create part of the outdoor experience for all local young children. We will be fully up and running in the new year with some local groups running and hopefully some bushcraft enthusiasts turning up too. We will invite my peer group first (Army!) and will then be looking to interact with schools and pre schools and mother and toddler groups. Let’s all get outside!

My parters little girl Matilda (stink bug!) loves the new wall!
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Next week I will select three AGC (SPS) Dets who give us shout out below and then share my page. You will get a free session at Bunker Bushcraft for up to 20 pax post Covid 19 for free. You will get a free 3.5hr bushcraft session. Animo et fide. ... See MoreSee Less

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Woww what a turnaround of the place since you started . Well done chum and Team Bushcraft

Looks like this is a job for The Vikings 😉

3 RHA

9 Regt RLC. What a fabulous idea. Would love the opportunity to bring the Det and also for my self to visit as forest school is one of my resettlement options next year.

3 Div Sig Regt Detachment in Bulford would definitely be up for this! Post Shared 🤞🏽

1 MI BN AGC (SPS) Det would love this. Post Shared 👌🏽🤞🏼

6 Regt RLC 💫 - shared! Jake TaylorNjabulo Ngubane Christopher Green Lois Farmer Richard Johnston

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There are not many climbing trees at Bunker Bushcraft, so we are making a small climbing wall for 1-8 year olds. It will be in the woodland soon. Please feel free to let your little ones have a go on it, but you do so at your own risk. ... See MoreSee Less

There are not many climbing trees at Bunker Bushcraft, so we are making a small climbing wall for 1-8 year olds. It will be in the woodland soon. Please feel free to let your little ones have a go on it, but you do so at your own risk.Image attachmentImage attachment

Who wants to learn how to make an elder whistle? We have six places next weekend (Sunday at 1200hrs) to come to the woods to learn about our school and to make your own whistle. Only £8 per person. Please message me for details. You will learn more than you could imagine about the woodland way...07804 451471 or BunkerBushcraft@gmail.com

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Who wants to learn how to make an elder whistle? We have six places next weekend (Sunday at 1200hrs) to come to the woods to learn about our school and to make your own whistle. Only £8 per person. Please message me for details. You will learn more than you could imagine about the woodland way...07804 451471 or BunkerBushcraft@gmail.com 

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Just spent the afternoon in the woods with my two teenage daughters. We swept out the central bunker and then made Pizza Sandwiches on the fire pit...yummy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Took a sneaky look this morning. Such a great set up ! 👍

I thought you were there as saw a little plume of smoke 😊👍🏼

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We concentrate teaching learners the things that are important...did you know?

Last week our lead instructor was at the wood and started chatting to a nice lady who works at one of the local shops. She was asking about access/entry to the site.

This is to let everyone locally know that you are all free to walk through the wood, but do so at your own risk. In simple terms, we can not accept any responsibility for anyone using the wood other than for our Bunker Bushcraft activities. Our insurance will not cover it and that is why the signs and gates have been put in place.

Could we kindly ask that if walking through, that you keep your dog on a leash, as there may be children playing or learning and could become frightened.

Many thanks,

Bunker Bushcraft
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Bunker Bushcraft Woodland Tots (BB Woodland Tots) will be available next year. This will be an outdoor playgroup for 1-3 year olds. If you are interested in enrolling your children then please do get in touch via Messenger. There will be a fire pit for cooking lunch, Mud Kitchen, Climbing corner, Story corner and many many other activities available. More details will be available early next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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I need to learn how to tie a shelter like that! It's awesome!

Crystal B this sounds very interesting. Xxx

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Found this today and I was very surprised how steak like it looked. It even looked like it had some ‘blood’ on it!

Beefsteak fungus
(Fistulina hepatica)

Sticky and gruesome, beefsteak is a woodland fungus with the disconcerting appearance of a raw cut of meat. It even oozes a blood-like substance when cut!

It has even been mistaken for human remains in the past!
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Found this today and I was very surprised how steak like it looked. It even looked like it had some ‘blood’ on it!

Beefsteak fungus
(Fistulina hepatica)

Sticky and gruesome, beefsteak is a woodland fungus with the disconcerting appearance of a raw cut of meat. It even oozes a blood-like substance when cut!

It has even been mistaken for human remains in the past!Image attachment

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I'm glad your woods are getting ready for Halloween 😱

And good for eating 👍

New advertising at Wincanton Sports Ground. Many thanks Wincanton Sports Ground. Many thanks https://ww ... See MoreSee Less

New advertising at Wincanton Sports Ground. Many thanks https://www.facebook.com/wincantonsportsground/Image attachment

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I thought it was a bee hive

Doing a grand job there chum

I think maybe some of the squirrels from
Bunker Bushcraft are pretty stoned right now! 😂 Can you see where they have been nibbling at this fungi?

Seriously, do not eat any fungus you can not positively identify! You can die from eating the wrong ones. Do not eat this!
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I think maybe some of the squirrels from
Bunker Bushcraft are pretty stoned right now!  😂  Can you see where they have been nibbling at this fungi? 

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There ain’t mushroom in there! ( I’m a fun guy) !

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Lovely setting for a sitting

We will soon be able to offer ‘Family reset night camps’ at our woodland. You will be able to spend a night under the stars and then sleep in a WW2 Bunker within your own family bubble. You can also make use of our fire pit, tarpaulin shelter, seating area and Bushcraft cooking equipment. If you are interested in booking an early slot please get in touch. Just £60 per family and a refundable deposit for our cooking equipment. Max 6 people. We will also provide camp beds, you will need your own sleeping bags and your own food and drink.

Leave all your phones at home and enjoy some family time around our campfire!

Please contact Neil on 07804 451471
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