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Bush Craft in Lancashire!

Written by Kirsty Jones on

Bushcraft in Lancashire

Discovering what the forest can harbour whilst on holiday can be an exciting adventure for young and old with the ancient art of bush craft skills becoming a highly sort after skill once again. Gisburn Forest in Lancashire can teach people these magnificent skills along with other ranges of activities available all at the Stephen Park Centre found just 13 miles away from Clitheroe.

Bush Craft has recently become popular in front of our TV again with the Bear Grylls program The Island but it has long be a well-loved past time also made popular by Ray Mears. For un-one unsure of what bush craft is it’s where you learn the skills needed to survive out in the natural world, so that means no TV, no electricity and certainly no iPhone!

An introduction to bush craft at the Stephen Park Centre is £25 per adult and £15 per Junior, the course needs a minimum of 10 people to run so it’s advisable to ring a few weeks before you plan on visiting, their number is: 01200 446533. You can expect to be doing anything from learning how to build a fire to tracking animals to the much needed survival technique of building a shelter.

The centre also has within it a café serving great food and snacks so if you do fail at foraging your lunch you can be sure you won’t go hungry! There is also a range of other activities you can try your hand at from climbing, archery, mountain biking and much more. It’s a great day out for all the family which will allow you to get back to basics and appreciate the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is Gisburn Forest.

Kirsty Jones

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