Special Event

Bushcraft Skills Day (15th April 2023)

Bushcraft Skills Day

15 Apr 2023

12 Humbie Holdings, Kirknewton, Edinburgh, EH27 8DS

£125 (concession £110)

Enjoy a full days tuition in bush-craft and wilderness living skills with our qualified instructor at our farm woodland near Kirknewton, West Lothian. The event is from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 15th April.

Unable to make that date? We are running another on 30th September.

You’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to the key skills needed to live comfortably in a woodland setting through hands on learning and practical tasks. This is a fun and safe day designed to inspire and enable you to enjoy the wilderness and acquire the skills necessary to deepen your relationship with the outdoors!

  • Traditional fire lighting
  • Wood carving and knife skills
  • Tree ID, foraging and essential plant identification
  • Shelter-craft
  • Essential Camp Knots
  • Navigation
  • Water sourcing and purification

Ticket price includes all materials, a light lunch and tuition.

Concessions tickets are available for unemployed, low income, benefits, retired.

In order to run our Bushcraft Skills Day a minimum number of participants is required - if places haven’t filled up in time we will suggest an alternative date or alternatively we can give you a full refund.

About our events

Through booking a place on the class, you directly support the work we do with tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Cyrenians Farm is home to one of our young people communities and the surrounding space is a social enterprise providing opportunities for residents, volunteers and visitors to grow food, skills, and community.


This event will be taking place at our Farm in Kirknewton, a short walk from the Military Museum and Jupiter Artland. Accessible through Lothian Buses via Wilkieston. Parking is available on the Farm. 

If you'd like further information

Please contact us at samgardiner@cyrenians.scot or call: 07729488261