Bushcraft & Woodland Activities

Experience the ancient art of bushcraft at Winton Castle and learn how our ancestors survived more than 500 years ago.

In the Middle Ages, fire-making and knife skills were essential for survival. These bushcraft skills were needed for making fires to cook food and keep warm, not to mention whittling bowls, spoons and spatulas.

Groups of up to 8 to 10 visitors are supervised by each of our bushcraft instructors.

Bring your team or group to Winton to try their hand at these fascinating bushcraft skills. You’ll be thoroughly entertained by our expert.

On a Winton bushcraft experience, you may have an opportunity to learn:

  • The old ways of making fire using steel and stone to generate sparks with natural tinder.
  • About kindling and how to combine all the elements to create an open fire.
  • Some knife skills. 500 years ago everyone had some form of knife and would have known how to use them safely.
  • The knife grips and the different strokes required to turn sticks into tools and practical items.
  • Some of the skills needed to make a medieval arrow for you to keep and take home as a souvenir.

New Woodland Activities Coming Soon!

Winton Estate has more than 800 acres of woodland. great fun. So, we’ll be launching new woodland activities over the next few months.

Please ask if you’d like to try out an alternative woodland activity.

Contact the Winton Events Team

New Woodland Activities Coming Soon!

Winton’s 2,000 acre Estate is one third covered in woodland. So, we’re launching new woodland activities.

You can choose from a seasonal selection of woodland activities run by our knowledgeable foresters, rangers or experienced foraging expert, such as learning about:
  • The identification, life cycle and planting of trees.
  • Safe and responsible foraging.
  • Wilderness survival skills.

If you want to try your hand at something different, please contact the Events Team to create an entertaining, timeless experience.

Contact the Winton Events Team