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The idea of the Tamarack Moot is to invite like minded people to set camp, practice Bushcraft, hone their outdoor skills and spend some precious time in the outdoors.

The Weekend Is Yours

The Moot is not a course, but Mike from Tamarack will be on hand to give ideas and advice over the weekend. You can practice knife and fire skills, cooking techniques, refine your camping rig, help out with camp chores or just simply chill out, the choice is yours.

Brief Itinerary

After meeting at Tamarack Outdoors, we will load our vehicles and equipment and drive 30 minutes to the woodland. From here we will walk 500m from the vehicles into the wood and pitch camp.

The weekend is then yours to practice skills and do your own thing.

At around 16:00 on the Sunday, we will break camp and head back to Tamarack Outdoors.

Dates & Booking Details

Spring Moot


Meet at Tamarack Outdoors at 16:00 on the Friday, the Moot finishes at around 16:00 on the Sunday.

Cost: £20 per person

Additional Information

Maximum Places: 20 people

There is a minimum age limit of 18 for the Moot.

Water will be provided on-site, each person must provide their own food and snacks for the duration of the weekend.

For more information on this event or to be added to the reserve list, contact the Tamarack Team on 01995 601011 or via email at [email protected]


Meet at Tamarack Outdoors.

Directions from the South

- From M6 North bound take junction 32 M55 signposted Fleetwood, Preston North.

- Follow signs for A6 Preston and Garstang.

- At roundabout take the third exit signposted A6 Garstang.

- After 5.5 miles turn right on the B6430, sign posted Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.

- Follow signs for Ray Lane and the Creamery Industrial Estate.

- Pass Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.

- Turn right onto Calder House Lane, sign posted Ray Lane Industrial Estate.

- Stay on Calder House Lane, after several bends this turns into Bruna Hill, then into Ray Lane.

- Follow Ray Lane over humped back bridge and under railway bridge.

- Pass under railway bridge and turn immediately left passing the Kenlis Arms on the right.

- Head for signs for the Creamery Industrial Estate.

- On entering the estate, straight in front you, you will find Tamarack Outdoors.

Directions from the North

 - From M6 South bound take Junction 33, signposted A6 Garstang and Fleetwood.

- At the roundabout take first exit, signposted Garstang, Blackpool and Fleetwood.

- After 7.8 miles turn left onto Cock Robin Lane, signed Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club

- At the end of Cock Robin Lane turn left onto B6430.

- All other directions as from the South.


Recommended Course Kit List

The idea of the Woodland Moot is full self-sufficiency and that you have the freedom to camp your way - whether that is hammock, tent or bivvy or whether you travel superlight or fully kitted out. With that in mind we don't prescribe a formal kit list and only offer the following guidelines:

 - You will need food and snacks for the duration of the Moot

 - Stove (Gas, Woodgas or Ethanol), a lighter or strikesteel and cooking pots

 - A shelter of your choice (tent, hammock or tarp etc)

 - Sleeping mat and sleeping bag

 - Waterproof and warm clothing, hat, gloves, scarf along with boots or similar

 - Toiletries including toilet roll, wash kit and towel

 - Head torch, sit mat, camera, mosquito repellent, binoculars, cutting tools, a note book and pencil can also be useful

 - Spare clothing for when you get back to the car on the Sunday afternoon can sometimes be an advantage

This equipment will need to fit inside a rucksack or grip, for example you may have to carry all your equipment into the woodland.


Q: When I arrive at Tamarack, what happens to my vehicle?

If you have a 4x4 this is an advantage to get within 500 meters of the site. If not, there will be some car sharing to get to site and change over of equipment into other vehicles. If a non 4x4 needs to go to site, the vehicle will be parked in the nearby farmyard which is secure. Some vehicles will remain at Tamarack and parked adjacent to the shop, where there is CCTV in operation and the estate is locked at night.

Q: Do I need to be fit ?

You need to be of fair fitness, for example the hardest part of the Woodland Moot is the walk to and from the vehicles. Mountain Moots are by their nature more strenuous but remember the weekend is your own, you can do as much or as little as you want.

Q: What do I need to bring?

You will need food and snacks for the duration of the Moot, stove (gas, wood gas or Ethanol) and cooking pots, tent, tarp or similar shelter, sleeping mat and sleeping bag. Waterproof and warm clothing, hat, gloves, scarf along with walking boots or similar. Toiletries including toilet roll, wash kit and towel. Head torch, note book and pencil, foam mat to sit on, camera, mosquito repellent, binoculars and any spare clothing for when you get back to the car on the Sunday afternoon.

Depending upon the Moot, this equipment may need to fit inside a rucksack or grip, for example you will have to carry all your equipment into the woodland.

All cutting tools you will have to provide.


Q: Can I bring my dog ?

Sorry, no dogs or pets allowed on site.

Q: Can I bring alcohol ?

Alcohol is allowed but only at the end of the day. As soon as you think you need a swig of beer all cutting tools are put away. Please drink responsibly. Any recreational drugs are not allowed on site for the duration of the Moot. Anyone found abusing these rules will be asked to leave.

Q: What are the toilet facilities like ?

The Moot is a wildcamp, therefore there are no formal facilites on site. For personal hygiene you will have to wash in a bowl, Billy can or use body wipes. There will be a camp toilet on site, consisting of a hole/latrine in the ground. This is in a discreet area on site and will have been pre-prepared.

Q: How do I get rid of my rubbish ?

That's easy, you brought it in, so you take it out.

Q: What if the weather is bad ?

Don't worry about this, the Moot will go ahead whatever the weather.

Q: What about first aid and anyone having an accident?

All Tamarack staff are trained and qualified in first aid, with a full comprehensive first aid kit on site. However, to give the feel and authenticity of wild camping, try and take care of minor issues yourself.

Q: I can't make the Saturday, but can I come on the Sunday ?

Sorry, full attendance of the Moot is necessary, even if you have attended a Moot previously.

Q: What about insurance ?

Tamarack hold the relevant insurance to carry out this type of activity. However, it would be an advantage to all who attend to have their own travel insurance.

Q: What happens now that I have booked and paid for a Moot ?

After you have booked and paid to attend the Moot you will find most of the information you will need within the FAQ or on this page. Here you will find dates, timings, meeting point, what kit and food provision you need etc.


Q: If I have booked and paid for a course and I need to cancel, do I get my money back?

If you need to cancel the Moot at any point you can either turn the fee into a credit note in our store or request a refund at any point. However, a refund or credit note is not available if you don't attend and request a refund after the Moot date.

If you know you won't be able to attend prior to the Moot, please let us know as soon as possible as we have a reserve list on every Moot.

Q: I booked on the Moot and you have now cancelled it, do I get my money back?

If Tamarack have to cancel the Moot for any reason, you can either turn the fee into a credit note in our store or request a refund.

" Mike and Sally,

Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend. It was absolutely perfect and no improvements needed. It gave me the opportunity to to look at kit and make adaptations, ask any questions (which there were lots of and were always answered!). Demo of the hammock set up was great and the walk was fab. It was great to meet other like minded people and just relax in such a beautiful woodland.

Thank you both so much. Emma.x "


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