This unique 1 day forge & fire course combines the ancient art of blacksmithing with leather working and essential bushcraft fire lighting skills. It’s designed for anyone who’d like a fun day in the woods learning both blacksmithing and leather working. You’ll be taken on a trip back in time and taught some of the skills of our ancestors. Our resident blacksmith will show you how to use an iron age pit forge and guide you through the techniques to make your own traditional fire steel. You’ll also make a leather sheath for your firesteel, char cloth to ignite and be given expert tuition in how to use your traditional fire steel. About us and the venue: Jack Raven Bushcraft was founded in 2011 and we've been delivering bushcraft, craft and foraging courses since then from our 30 acre private ancient woodland on the Kent Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Courses in the summer are held outdoors in our woodland camp complete with covered work areas, an outdoor kitchen and a composting loo. Courses in the winter are held in our workshop in a converted barn.

What's included in the price?

We include all tools and materials in the price. Also included is a plentiful supply of tea and coffee.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Jack Raven Bushcraft

with Craft Courses since 2013

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Stag dos
  • Weekends
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Dunn Street Farm, Dunn Street, Westwell, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4NJ