Come and join Embers Bushcraft for a hands-on experience, with a full day of Woodland Wild Butchery.

Set in a beautiful woodland location within The South Downs at Whitewool Farm, East Meon, GU32 1HW, you will spend the day with us accessing new skills and learning that you will be able to take away and apply.

A Beautiful View of The Meon Valley

What is the Woodland Experience Day?

This day is designed to give you the practical skills required in preparing a variety of locally sourced Game and Fish plus learning the art of some open fire cooking skills and techniques. All wild game is sourced from within a 10-mile radius of our local area.

This hands-on experience will instil you with new knowledge and offer you a greater understanding of why and how to source, prepare and cook Game and fish on the day, whilst learning about the variety & benefits of sourcing local Game.

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We’ll teach you:

● Venison Butchery (Taking home fresh cuts for your freezer.)
● Filleting, Ponassing and smoke cooking Fresh Fish
● Seasonal Game bird preparation, Pheasants, Partridges and/or Pigeon

Our Experienced Instructors will guide you every step of the way.

What will happen on the day?

This day course is a bespoke course designed to offer you a fun-filled, engaging day. This is a fully hands-on experience with rare access to a variety of woodland skills. You will begin the day preparing your own lunch! Ponass your freshly sourced trout directly caught from Meon Springs Fishery, with zero food miles! You will need to make the framework for preparing your fish to cook over the open fire. This will require some tool use skills and a mini forage for the resources.

After lunch, we will prepare our seasonal game birds in a variety of methods ready for a dinner of game stew cooking on an open fire. After which we butcher and prepare a whole deer. Using locally sourced Venison, the experience will require you to skin, butcher & prepare the meat for dinner which will consist of freshly prepared venison steaks alongside a hearty seasonal game stew. Yummy!

Learning a variety of cuts and joints that the whole deer can offer, this experience will offer you foundational skills that you can build upon giving you a basic insight into practical skills & preparing your own Game/Fish at home. This can then give you more avenues to explore in the future and understand more economical and sustainable ways of sourcing your food.

Course Information

The day will run from 09.00 until about 18.30 and includes:
● Full catering and refreshments provided throughout the day (All dietary requirements will be accommodated)
● All equipment, instruction and activities are included in the cost. No hidden extras!
● Compostable toilets on site
● Professional, experienced and qualified instructors
● Lunch and Dinner provided
● All remaining Game will be split between the group to take home to your freezer! It’s a WIN-WIN!

Activity Cost:

Adult £175 per person Under 14s £135.00

(All Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to fully participate in the day)

For more information please Email our Team at or Call Us on 01730778069