Axe and Paddle was founded in 2012 by Steven Le Say, who loves to practice and teach a large range of outdoor traditional crafts and pursuits – come and join us and enjoy learning some new bushcraft skills!

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft offers bushcraft workshops for all ages.

One parent can get axe-happy and carve a wooden spoon, whilst the kids make a hazel bow or feather earring – (leaving the other parent to get a well earned cider nearby)! Then the whole family can learn to light fire using traditional methods!

Axe and Paddle teach traditional skills and crafts, such as friction, flint and steel, bow drill or hand drill firelighting , wooden spoon or knife carving workshops, feather earring making and hazel bow making, which goes down a storm with the kids.

We also sell handcrafted items such as carved spoons, leatherwork and high quality hand-made adventure gear.

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bushcraft Workshops


Our team guide you through the exciting world of bushcraft, including firelighting, moccasin making, paddle making, leatherwork, traps and snares, shelter building and much more . .

“If you like self survival and going back to nature this is really great. I’ve enjoyed every minute and would love to come back again”
Abe Serafinoir – Stool Making Course
“Thanks for having us kick around at Secret Garden Party! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Tucking into pear and granola porridge with my new spoon as I type!”
Joh Riddom – Spoon Carving Workshop
“A really enjoyable day learning new skills. Excellent instruction and really nice going home with something I have made.”
Ray Winters - Stool Making Course
“Thanks for the day, had a great time and very happy with the result.”
Mark Munier – Paddle Making Course

Bring Some Excitement To Your Event

bushcraft lessons and classes

We are available for bookings for your private event.

Ideal for:

  • Hen & stag groups
  • Parent & child bonding days
  • Fetes & fairs
  • Educational events at schools and museums