What will you make this May half-term?

Using a bushcraft knife to carve wood

A selection of bushcraft based events will be running this May half-term at Lydford Gorge.

Homes for bugs


Tuesday 29 May, 12-3pm
The rangers are asking for help to construct a giant bug hotel in the Orchard to look after all the different insects that visit the gorge. Come along to help out for free or for £2 make a mini version to take away and encourage friendly bugs to move into your own garden. Booking advisable

Some finished bug homes ready for the garden
Example bug homes and the tools needed to make them
Some finished bug homes ready for the garden

Bushcraft woodworking


Thursday 31 May, 1.30-3.30pm
Learn how to safely use bushcraft knives and tools to make your own wooden mallet or cricket bat. Supervised children aged 7 to 12 years welcome, £5 per child, booking essential

Learn bushcraft skills
A young boy learning bushcraft skills
Learn bushcraft skills

Making wild woodland sculptures


Saturday 2 June, 1-4pm
Let your creative side go wild, join our Ranger team to explore the art of wild woodland sculpture. Make a piece of wild art to take home using hand tools, natural materials and your imagination. Work together to create one as a family or make one individually.
£5 per sculpture, booking advisable

A spider sculpture made at the gorge
Spider sculpture made from local wood
A spider sculpture made at the gorge