Northern Wilderness Bushcraft
|Looking over from camp to the Abbey (drone)|
I had an invite to camp at Northern Wilderness Bushcraft, from John aka Northeastbushcrafter. It was going to be more of a meet and greet for me as I had not met the lads and a lad I had been wanting to meet for quite sometime was also heading over, Damian aka fellwanderer.
It was Saturday and as per usual i had work on the morning from 6:30am till 11am, not a long shift but I was still needing to get up at the usual 5:25am. It always makes for a long day but I was buzzing to be going.
I set off after a quick shower at around 12:30pm, using my satnav I found it with ease, there was a couple of cars parked in a field and 1 on the road side, i took the chance and went into the field with my van, with all the wet weather it had quite a bit of mud but I made it in and parked on the flat part of the field for an easy exit in the morning.
I had only been there a few seconds and John came up to meet me, he helped me with my gear into the woods which wasn't far to walk thankfully, its always good to get a hand i was on this trip alone, no partner or dog.
Once in the woods I was introduced to another John and Damian, once the hellos were said i got straight about getting my hammock up and tarp setup above the hammock.
|Off for a walk|
We all went for a walk around part of the land they have the use of and I was impressed it was a beautiful stretch of land with the River |Wear running at the bottom of the woods. After the walk it was back to Johns camp for a beer and to get our tea on.
|Damian,Jai and John messing about with the drones|
We chattered for hours and eventually went down to base camp to meet up and have a beer with the lads from the NWB it was a fantastic night great craic and although the video doesn't show alot of bushcraft in it there was plenty going on.
I wanted to do a great video of the lads at work showing us some bushcraft but like always I end up to busy talking and missing it, I am hoping to go along again as it is only 20 mins drive from my house.
I made some great friends it was only a short visit but a good one at that.