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Guaranteed Delivery for Christmas

Guaranteed Delivery for Christmas

As a special gift from us to you, all UK orders over £40.00 will now be sent via a guaranteed next day delivery service at no extra cost, to ensure that you receive your goods in time for Christmas. Plus, if you place your order by 2PM GMT, we’ll dispatch it for you the same working day.

Why not take a look at our Christmas gift ideas below, or browse the entire shop:

Offer ends at 2PM on Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Christmas Posting Dates and Office Opening Times

Christmas Posting Dates & Office Opening Hours

Christmas Posting Dates

Our final posting day this year will be Tuesday 23rd December. To ensure that your parcel arrives in time for Christmas, please place your order in accordance with the relevant date below:


Please place your order by 2:00 PM on Tuesday 23rd December.

All orders over £40.00 placed after 2:00 PM on Thursday 18th December (until we close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday 23rd December 2014), will be dispatched via a 24 hour delivery service at no extra cost. Continue reading

Win a Birch Bark Canoe

We are delighted to announce an exciting new development for the Birch Bark Canoe Building course taking place in July this year.  One lucky course participant will leave the course with the completed Birch Bark Canoe!  Each client on arrival will have the chance to enter a draw and a name will be drawn at random from a hat at the end of the course.  This exceptionally rare and unique craft will be theirs to take home and enjoy for many years to come.

The finished canoe

Paddling the finished birch bark canoe on the lake

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Ray Mears Celebrates his 50th Birthday

Today marks the 50th birthday of Woodlore’s founder, Ray Mears. In honour of this special occasion, the Woodlore team commissioned the work of a master hand engraver to produce a set of custom silver cufflinks, etched with the classic Woodlore logo.

Ray Mears opens his present from Woodlore

Ray Mears opens his present from Woodlore

Happy 50th Birthday Ray!

Happy 50th Birthday Ray!

Ray's one-of-a-kind Woodlore cufflinks

Ray’s one-of-a-kind Woodlore cufflinks

On behalf of the entire Woodlore team, we would like to wish Ray a very happy birthday; here’s to many more years of adventures!


Ray Mears – My Outdoor Life

Ray Mears is a man who can shape a canoe out of natural materials, make fire without matches, track man or wolf, make shelter of snow or sticks, and knows which plant is good to eat and which is not. But where his drive to be outside came from, what prompted his interest in nature, and why he took the route he has in life is now clear, through this, his autobiography:


Ray Mears - My Outdoor Life


Published today, My Outdoor Life tells the story of how a young boy growing up on the North Downs of England eventually became one of the world’s most highly regarded figures in the field of Bushcraft and survival.

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Ray Mears Close Encounters – The New ITV Series

Ray Mears while on location for Close Encounters

Ray Mears while on location for Close Encounters

The first episode of Ray’s brand new series, Ray Mears Close Encounters, will be broadcast at 9:00 pm on Wednesday 17th July on ITV1. 

In this new two-part documentary series, survival expert and presenter Ray Mears follows two of Australia’s most iconic animals, the Saltwater Crocodile and Tasmanian Devil. By studying these animals up close and in the wild, Ray gains a privileged insight into their unique habitats, in Australia’s Northern Territory and Tasmania’s wilderness. Continue reading