Cornwall RV 2015, Trenowth Wood

Date:3rd April to 6th April

The 2015 RV will be held at Trenowth woods on the 3rd April to 6th April. The woods will be open from Midday Friday to Midday Monday. Drinking water, porta loos and rubbish collection are all on site. We welcome children and dogs, we ask that you keep them safe and under control, and pick up any packages that either deposit!

For more information please contact Spanner 07899928131 or Mark 07970494723.

2015 will see these stands:

  • An Iron Age Forge and knife sharpening with Dave Budd
  • Blacksmithing with Tristan Kessel from Forgeries at Redruth
  • Leather craft with Leon at Green-Craft
  • Bowyer Edwin Deady primitive bows from the hedgerows. Edwin will be supported this year by Steve Kemp who will demonstrate ancient arrow making using flint tools
  • Archery demos, fletching, string making by the Rebellion Archery Club. Also presented by the Rebellion archery club will be a medieval martial arts display.
  • Knapping arrowheads from flint with Simon Pearce
  • Wild Plants walks with Marcus Harrison who will also give a talk during the weekend.
  • Richard Hopkins from the International Guild of Knot Tyers. We have attached a flyer from the guild, as a downloadable .pdf file, to Richards name. Richard is in His early Seventies and has been a member of the guild for over 30 years, in this time Richard has continued to learn. Richards focuses on practical knots and still enjoys abseiling as a practical demonstration of using knots. Richard has also been asked to work on historical and museum based projects.
  • New this year are use of the axe with Rowland Jones and a demonstration on timber framing.
  • Gill net making with Ross Burt and a demonstration on Bushart (there will also be items of BushArt available to purchase).
  • A Hunting owl demo and Harris Hawk display, Ferrets and how to make ferret / purse nets will run from our country pursuits stand.
  • Willow work with David from Helygen Baskets.
  • New stands are welcome, please book with Mark on the phone number above.

    In addition there will be the usual talk and demonstration sessions and some children’s activities depending on interest.A Bushcraft boot fair on Sunday morning, so come along and buy, sell, trade, and barter. We will have charity Tomahawk throwing with a Bushcraft themed prize.Burgers, bacon rolls and hot drinks will be available throughout the RV. Returning this year is JB Real Ale Bar.

    Prices for 2015: (No increase from 13)

    £15 per adult per night

    £7.50 for children

    £7.50 per adult (£5.00 child) per for day visitors

    Wild camping, tarp & hammock, tents and caravans are welcome. Small fires are allowed on site, and there is a local shop nearby to top up supplies.

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    RV Interests

    Saturday Morning

    • Ground to air signalling (Footsteps)
    • Deer Cooked on Argentinian Spit/Hungi.
    • Knots

    Saturday Afternoon

    • Camp Craft (Footsteps of Discovery)
    • rebellion archers martial arts display
    • Water (Footsteps)

    Sunday Morning

    • Boot Fair
    • Knots
    • Harris Hawk/Hunting Owl
    RV Children Interests

    Saturday Morning

    • Games various (Footsteps)

     Saturday Afternoon

    • Fire Lighting

    Sunday Morning

    • Egg Hunt
    • Bread Making


    • Archery Displays
    • Axe Throwing all weekend
    • Blow Pipe competition
    • Harris Hawk
    • Ferrets

    The Following workshops are available to book:

    • Blacksmithing
      (Sat/Sun AM/PM)
    • Bowyer (Sat AM/PM)
    • Archery (Sat/Sun AM/PM)
    • Leather Craft
      (Sat AM/PM – Sun PM)
    • Spoon / making
      (Sat AM/PM – Sun PM)
    • Fire by Friction Gill Nets
    • Knife Sharpening workshop Sat/Sun (AM/PM)
    • Willow Craft Sat eel traps/Sun baskets
    • Wild food walks Sat/Sun
    • Knapping Arrowheads Sat/Sun (AM)

    Workshop costs £10/25 per session.



    Central briefings

    There will be central briefings for all RV personnel on Friday at 1800hrs, Saturday and Sunday at 0945hrs.