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At Howl Bushcraft we provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge. We teach practical skills in a friendly and pragmatic way, skills that actually get used while outdoors. In this way we hope to enable you to act on your interests and take those first steps into the greatest of adventures. The confidence gained from knowing you carry fire in your muscles and mind will change your outlook on the world, suddenly the wilderness will seem full of allies. 

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Wild-Kitchen Spoon Carving Day

Bushcraft Courses

Join us in our 12 acre private woodland just 20 minutes north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.

All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people to ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor.

Families are just as welcome as individuals, we’ve ensured the content of our sessions is just as engaging to young people as it is to the over 18’s

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.

Our 2018 course dates are now available! with more courses being added soon...

Wild-Kitchen Spoon Carving Day

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Wild-Kitchen Spoon Carving Day


Join us on this fantastic day in the woods where you'll carve an eating spoon from greenwood cut from the woodland. We'll take you through the process step by step, from log to functional eating spoon.

See the details and dates below. 

Click Book a Place to fill out a booking form, you'll need to do this for each person you wish to book a place for.

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I'll be delivering this friendly and involved course personally, and we can spend as long as you need looking at each tool in turn to ensure you feel confident and safe when using these fantastic craft tools. This course is perfect for anyone looking to develop their carving skills, and is a great way to progress from our Utensil Carving Day. The value of spoon carving doesn't lie solely on being able to make a beautiful eating utensil, the techniques and skills are widely applicable to all kinds of woodworking projects. Having a clear goal when starting to whittle is key to becoming proficient and safe with your knife, and an eating spoon will become a cherished addition to your kitchen. Jamie Dakota


  • Tool selection and safe use

    • Axe, saw, knife and spoon knife, we'll be providing all the tools and materials for the course. If you'd like to bring your own you're very welcome, but please respect our decision if we suggest you use our tools instead. 

  • Material selection: what to look for in a log

  • We'll give you a repeatable, yet flexible system for carving spoons which will with practice enable you to carve a spoon within 30 minutes of starting.

  • How to split and finely shape wood using an Axe, beyond simple chopping skills

  • How to quickly and easily use a knife to get the required shapes

  • The three key knife cutting techniques for wood carving

  • Using a spoon knife to make a bowl

  • How to treat and look after wooden cooking implements

  • Go home with a hand carved eating spoon


  • Dates: 8th October 2017
  • 9.30am-4.30pm 
  • £80 per person
    • 20% off the Wild-Kitchen Outdoor Cooking Day 2 if booked together. (Book via the Cooking day 2 page.)
    • Option to stay in the woods overnight on the Saturday £5 per person (the fee can be paid on the day).
  • Pre-booking only
  • While not essential, a basic understanding of knife use will benefit you with this course. For beginners I'd recommend also joining our Utensil Carving Day so get the basics covered.
  • A lunch of warm Soup and bread is included, please inform us of any dietary requirements
  • Due the involved nature of this course, we don't feel its suitable to under 18 year olds (please ask if you have any questions)
  • Tools will be available to buy on the day
  • Run in a beautiful 12 acre  private woodland just outside West Bretton. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.

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Gift Voucher
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Our gift vouchers are the perfect surprise for anyone wanting to book an experience with us.

They can be redeemed against all our experience days and overnight courses, and have an 18 month expiry date to give you plenty of time to choose the course that's right for you. 

Upgrade with our £25 Deluxe Gift Box and receive a wooden gift box with a beautiful Mora Classic bushcraft knife and a Firesteel to make that present extra special.


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