Bushcraft events at Epping Forest

Epping Forest Keepers will be running venison bushcraft workshops in February and March.

New to the ever-popular workshops this year, participants will be learning the process of deer hide tanning to make raw hide, buckskin and leather on the events of 11 March and 30 March. On 25 February and 25 March the workshop will include how to make tools and needles from antler and bone.

At the workshops, attendees will also learn how to skin and butcher a deer, followed by a venison lunch in the Forest.

Philip Woodhouse, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest Management Committee said:

“The bushcraft skills people gain at these workshops help them to connect with the ancient woodland and develop a better understanding of the natural world. They also help people understand the Forest’s ancient ancestors who would have lived and worked with these tools and animals.”

The City of London Corporation protects and conserves 18 major green spaces in London and south-east of England – including two ancient woodlands - and over 200 smaller ones in the Square Mile alone. It promotes education through the natural world with learning programmes across these sites.

All workshops are taking place 10am - 4pm in the Chingford area (exact location to be confirmed, at time of booking).

£110 per person, price includes lunch as well as venison to take home for the freezer.

Please book here or telephone 020 7332 1911.


For further details please contact: Tel: 020 7332 1754


Notes to editors

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, makes grants of around £20 million annually to tackle disadvantage across London.


  • We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, the Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important commons in London.


  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies, all reflecting a long-term approach.

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