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Woodland Women – Fire By Friction

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Begin your year with a celebration of fire. 

We have a very special day lined up for you this January. We welcome a new and accomplished teacher to our team, who will lead us through our annual fire lighting session with her passion for fire by friction. 

After a morning learning the basics of fire with flint and steel, taught by Bec, we will see a demonstration of the art of fire by friction and a chance to try it for yourselves with Dora. 

Dora says: 

The first time I tried fire by friction with the bow drill I was hooked. I found it to be an empowering and deeply satisfying experience that enriched my life. 

I went home with a strong desire to practice and share this skill with others. This spurred me on to gather all the materials in the woods to teach fire lighting by bow drill to others. 

I love to see the joy on people’s faces and the thrill in their eyes when they have lit their first fire!

No special skills are required for this activity, just curiosity, determination and a drive to make fire.


As usual, hot drinks and a campfire meal are included in the price.


January 26
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Tortworth Forest Centre
Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom