Come to the Mendip Hills, near Bristol & Bath, for an experience like no other. Our stag weekends are for real men. You’ll have an amazing time with a skilled, knowledgeable instructor, with lots of laughs and lots of learning.
BUSHCRAFT STAG WEEKEND – FULL DAY EXPEDITION
10am-4pm. From £85 pp
A full day of bush craft activity (direct from our HQ, just 35 mins from Bath & 30 mins from Bristol) with a hike across the Mendip Hills, learning about wild food along the way, discovering the natural history and archaeology of the Mendip Hills, and collecting wild food and tinder. The Mendips are one of the most ancient and interesting areas of England with the very earliest evidence of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
You will put up your shelter and learn to make fire without matches. Once the fire is roaring you will make your first brew over a real camp fire.
Your next activity is to learn game preparation & cookery. This might be locally shot rabbit or fresh trout from Blagdon lake (or game sausages if you prefer!), this you will cook for lunch over the camp fire with crusty bread or rolls. Tea/coffee/biscuits included.
Around lunch we have a whittling session where you will make a spoon or other item. If we can tear you away from this fascinating and engaging activity…
Our last activity is a bush bow archery session where you will learn to shoot. This time it’s a target, but you could be shooting wild boar, deer, and so on!
At the end of the day, you can enjoy a well-earned pint at the local pub before heading home, a fully-fledged team of hunter-gatherers!
BUSH CRAFT STAG WEEKEND HALF DAY OF ACTIVITIES
10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. From £55 pp.
A fantastic half day of bush craft and outdoor activity with a selection from the following to suit your interests: wild food foray, fire-lighting, whittling; bush-bow archery, Atl Atl and axe-throwing; camp-fire cooking (sausages over an open fire with crusty bread or rolls).
GO WILD & OTHER ACTIVITIES AT OUR ACTIVITY CENTRE
From £45 pp. 2 hours.
Go Wild includes a wild food foray, fire-lighting challenge and bush bow archery competition – it’s a great, fun combo of some of the best activities for a group
Cider & Cheese Tasting involves trying 6 Somerset Ciders and accompanying West Country cheeses whilst learning all about cider and being entertained with cider stories!
Wild Booze is a fascinating activity where you forage for wild ingredients and flavour your own gin to take home
Guided mountain biking – be pushed to your limits and achieve more than you can imagine (bring your own bike or limited number of bikes for hire extra £20 pp)
NEW! SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITY ‘WELLY WALKS’
Can be run at any time to suit you. Duration 1-2 hrs. From £7.50 pp.
Set off to explore the countryside with our new Welly Walks activity. Download our app onto your phone, enter your activation code and off you go! The activity has a guide, using GPS, photos and description to take you on a yomp across the countryside. We have circular routes starting and ending at country pubs, nature reserve routes and one or two pub crawls!