Bushcraft Gold Residential

Aspen Outdoors Ltd will be running Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Residentials on the following dates;

  • 16-20 July 2022
  • 18-22 August 2022

Residentials are based at Wiston Lodge in Wiston, south west of Biggar (postcode ML12 6HT) with accommodation in a mix of serviced cabins and camping.

During the residential, you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of bushcraft activities delivered by experienced instructors, including;

  • Making natural shelters
  • Making a fire with natural tinders
  • Friction fire
  • Cooking on fires
  • Rope-making
  • Basket making
  • Nature Art

As a culmination of all you’ve learned, at the end of the week you will deliver – with the support of our instructors – a bushcraft day for service users from a local charity. You will get a chance to put your skills into action and teach others how to make a fire, build a shelter and survive in the outdoors.

The week will be partly catered, with some meals provided by Wiston Lodge and some meals cooked by you over an open fire (pizza, bread making, hot chocolate, pancakes and more).

The total cost of the week is £350 per person.

To book a place, please fill in the DofE Booking Form or for more information contact Alastair Ewen by email at alastair@aspenoutdoors.co.uk or on 07427326697.