John Boe

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 qualification The Survival School NCFE Level 3 in Extreme Survival, The Survival School NCFE Level 3 in Foraging, The Survival SchoolNCFE Level 3 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 Fazey

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 !

Our Philosophy

Teaching

At Wildway all the things we teach on our Bushcraft and Survival Courses we have actual done. We don’t just parrot things we have read or seen on TV. We take a real pride in our teaching and test everything we teach so we know it works.

Ratios

On our normal courses we will never have more than 10 people on a course. We are not about craming course to the brink. We want to spend one on one time with everyone that comes on a course with us so we can really work though any issues you might be having.

Fun

We love bushcraft and wild places its what we do. All our courses and exbedtions are fun. Non of what we do it Army Barmy or shouty. The best way to learn is to enjoy the subject and have fun. Otherwise whats the point?!

Hands On Experience

All our courses are hands on, you get to do everything so you will leave us with a real understanding of what we teach. We don’t do theory only courses, your going to get your hand dirty!

Real Staff

We will never us our customers be used as Ginnie pigs, the person that is teaching has been tried and tested before they are let loose to teach on our courses. This way you know you are getting the best instruction available.