Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2023

Wilderness 2023 flyer 

If you have not been to wilderness before its a weekend packed with bushcraft, adventure and survival.  You get 6 1 hour workshops with a bushcraft expert, a number of inspiring main-stage talks, a big live bushcraft demonstration and Saturday evening entertainment that normally involves some fire.


Confirmed for 2023!

Joffery Watson Speed carver

We are delighted to confirm that we have something rather different this year. We are pleased to welcome Joffery Watson, a chainsaw speed carver.

Joffery will be carving a bench throughout the day and their will be workshops available to not only see some intricate chain saw carving (relatively) close up but to also get involved with the construction of the bench.  Joffery will also give a 1/2 hour speed carve demo during the day.

Whilst this isn’t strictly Bushcraft, our event is very much about anything outdoors and we are really pleased to be adding something different this year.


The Army.

       The Army Engagement team will be running a series of workshops covering navigation using bearings, compasses and maps.

Nick Hulley from in2thewild  


 Dave Watson 

Mark Fox 

John Boe 

Nige Curnow

Jonathon Tait



Main Stage headline will be Joffery Watson- Chainsaw speed carve demonstration

Followed by a Q and A with Joffery





Previous main stage speakers at this event have included, Ed Stafford, Laura Bingham, Lofty Wiseman, Sally Kettle,  and Dr Sarita Robinson.  The Friday night around the campfire speakers have included David Willis, Dean Millard and Matt Batham all leading Bushcraft instructors.  See the photo gallery below from the 2022 event

Bookings open now!  Email info@beaudesert.org.uk or call 01543 682278 to book.








Past videos welcoming you to 2019s event

Ed Stafford invites you to Wilderness 2019   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv9w51hy9X4




Join us for our bushcraft, nature and survival event for ages.

Watch Ben Abbot interview Lofty Wiseman At Wilderness 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPwD1Gf0Gj4



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