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Press Release: The Bushcraft Show 2012
We are so excited about next years Bushcraft Show and are delighted to announce a new venue for the show…
With YMCA Lakeside splitting away from the national YMCA their new local policy is to not rent the site for public access events. As a result of this we have looked at a number of locations in the Lake District and around the country to find one that is... easily accessible and allows access to the space, resources and facilities that we need.
As bushcrafters we all hold dear the desire to have an open fire, there are fewer and fewer sites in the UK that welcome this, also as you will remember from last year the ability to bring dogs along is often an issue with venues too.
The Bushcraft Show 2012 will be held at Elvaston Castle and Country Park in Derbyshire, opened in 1970 as one of the first country parks in England. The park encompasses approximately 200 acres of open parkland, woodland, lakes and more formal (grade 2 & 2*) historic gardens. A nice big showground that is dry and level provides the perfect setting for the social area, classrooms, demonstrations, trade stands and field camping. Woodland areas bordering the showground provide woodland camping and the stage for woodland based activities.
The park has a Bridleway, Foot Paths, Cycle Routes and a super Nature Reserve with 6 Bird Hides, a Wetland Area, a Reedbed, Heronry, Butterfly Area, Dragonfly Area, Reptile Basking Area, Newt Pond and much more. You will of course see a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The lake, not normally available for public access will be at our disposal for the weekend, fires will be permitted and this year, dogs will be welcome at the show!
The park includes a Children’s Play Area and for those visitors who are members, a Caravan Club site, providing electric hook up facilities. Last year, feedback showed that visitors wanted to arrive earlier and get settled before the show, you can now arrive from 10am on the Friday in preparation for the show commencing on Saturday 2nd June!
Akin to last year we have some great activities and demonstrations planned with new ‘features’ being added all the time. John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, author of the SAS Survival Handbook, which started the survival movement in the UK, will be speaking on the main stage and we have many more exciting things underway which we will release soon…
To book tickets call 0333 4567 123 (option 0)
Website: www.thebushcraftshow.co.uk (Currently being updated with the new details).