Founder and owner of Wildway Bushcraft, John’s love for the outdoors started at an early age. Raised in a military family John was always outside in local woods building dens and making traps.
He attended his first survival course whilst in the Scouts at the age of 12 and has not looked back since. John joined the forces at 18 and has been lucky enough to be part of expeditions in the Austrian Alps, the Kuwaiti desert, Norway and the Highlands of Scotland allowing him to test his Bushcraft and Survival skills in a variety of environments.
John left the forces in 2008 and settled in Dorset with his young family. He continued his Bushcraft and Survival studies in the civilian world. John holds the Survival School NCFE Level 4 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness living skills qualificationThe Survival School NCFE Level 3 in Extreme Survival, The Survival School NCFE Level 3 in Foraging, The Survival SchoolNCFE Level3 in Primitive Crafts and The Survival School NCFE Level 3 in Tracking. As well as this John is also a British Canoe Union (BCU) 4 Star Canoe Leader and Paddlesport Coach.John passes on his Bushcraft and Survival skills in a fun and relaxed manner, believing Bushcraft and Survival skills are two sides of the same coin, John has a real passion for teaching practical and adaptable Bushcraft skills and takes genuine pleasure in his teaching.
When not teaching you will find him leading groups in many outdoor adventure activities and just generally spending time outside with his family and dogs in Dorset.
Owner & Chief instructor.
Jack loves the woods and the sea. Jack is a dive instructor and has spent years working in Mexico teaching diving and marine conservation. On returning to the UK Jack spent a year living in the woods building timber frames for houses and managing the woodland in which he worked and lived.
Jack is now our Lead Instructor having worked for Wildway for two years. Jacks love of the woods and wild places is infectious and when not teaching you will find him on trips and adventures in Sweden and Dartmoor. He is a real advocate for sustanable living and thriving in the wild and not just getting by. He has a keen interest in forging and carves a mean spoon !