Spring Wild Food and Campfire Cookery Course

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
Spring Wild Food and Campfire Cookery Course
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
New Nazeing Road
EN10 6TD

Saturday, 20 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017
09:00 - 16:30 (please note this is an overnight course)
£140 per person

Spring Wild Food and Campfire Cookery Course

Join us at the new Almost Wild Campsite for a one night residential course set in scenic woodland, where participants will be able to learn and practice a wide range of techniques on open fire cooking. Activities will include baking bread over the campfire, small game butchery and preparing and cooking fish using just a knife, freshly coppiced hazel sticks and hot embers.

We will go through the identification of edible/poisonous plants and fungi, as well as the camp craft techniques needed to craft what you need for cooking outdoors, all from natural materials. A two day one night immersion to the skills used by the original Pioneers to fend for themselves. You don’t need any prior experience on the field to attend  this course.

The course includes:

  • An introduction to the tools and equipment required for bushcraft, including the safe handling of axes, knives, and saws

  • Fire lighting

  • An introduction to the wild food species around camp

  • Making soups and stews from these wild species

  • Wild baking

  • Ponassing fish

  • Small game preparation

Essential info

  • This is an adult only two day course

  • This course includes an overnight stay

  • This course is fully catered - meals will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements on booking

Getting there

By bus: Buses run along Nazeing New Road. There are bus stops at the junction with Old Nazeing Road which are closest to the site.

By train: Broxbourne train station is on the London Liverpool Street Line. The campsite is a 20 minute walk from the station.

From the station, walk towards the main road, turn left and follow the pavement until you see the sign for the campsite which will be on the left hand side in the wooded tree line.

By car: For sat navs please use: EN10 6TD

From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right. Follow this road, passing the train station on the left and Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded tree line on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.


Find out more about our other bushcraft events by clicking on the following hyperlinks:

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne

WaterWork Centre, Leyton


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