Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking

Relax by the campfire and whittle away
Mentored by Mark Beckham

I find myself evermore drawn back to nature

Natural Survivor
Bury Saint Edmunds, IP30 0EN
For ages: 8 - 18+
Standard £90
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

What we'll do

Take a day for yourself or your family to join me in the tranquillity of my private woods. Relax by the campfire and whittle the day away. I invite you to come and join me around that fire, tell me your stories of life’s journey whilst at the same time building memories for the next one (story that is, not life ☺). The actual task of carving a spoon does not require much strength and although it helps develop dexterity I don't think this is the main benefit of the activity. Carving spoons can be a kind of meditation or art therapy. The simple task requires your attention and you can enter into a flow that allows you to relax and quieten your mind. The best wood for carving spoons is from branches that already have the spoon shape in them. With this in mind, you might find yourself paying closer attention to the shape of the trees around you and soon you will be noticing all sorts of things around you that the busier you might have passed straight by. During this day you will lea...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Mark

Mark is the Owner and Director of Natural Survivor Ltd. Here is his story… Growing up in a small rural village in Suffolk, I always enjoyed the outdoors and what it had to offer. Luckily for me, it was all on my doorstep. I joined the scouts at a young age and loved every minute of it. I soon realised that being part of a team that worked well together was very important to me. Learning new skills, making new friends, training evenings, weekend camps, summer camps and all the new things I was learning really started me on a journey thats brought me to where I am today. Serving a long career in HM Armed Forces spanning from 1990 – 2018 I travelled extensiveIy over the years experiencing a side of life I wouldn’t have normally encountered, educating me about different cultures along the way. Now I have retired from military life I find myself evermore drawn back to nature and the calmness it brings. Having been on a personal recovery journey of my own and the realisation of the way my...

Learning aims

How to pick the perfect branch for your spoon

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Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham
Spoon Carving and Woodland Cooking workshop mentored by Mark Beckham

What's provided

Drinks

Snacks

Meals

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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Where
we'll be

Linkwood (off Linkwood Road), What3words: evaded.history.masks, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0EN

Pricing information

Standard: £90

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Cancellation

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