Free Gift with Every Course Booking

Are you looking to buy an extraordinary gift for someone special this Christmas? Why not book them an experience of a lifetime and receive a free gift for them to open on Christmas day.

The selection of free gifts to choose from

The selection of gifts to choose from to receive free with every course booking.

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Win a Signed Copy of ‘Bushcraft’ by Ray Mears

This year we have a very special Christmas competition in place, where you could win a signed copy of Ray Mears’ legendary book, Bushcraft.

Ray Mears Bushcraft Book

Published in 2002, Bushcraft has now been out of print for many years, and as such is highly sought after. Here at Woodlore, we have one mint-condition copy of this book to give away, which has also been signed by Ray himself. To be in with a chance of winning this exclusive prize, you’ll simply need to place your next order with us according to the instructions below.

Every single order over £10.00 placed between Tuesday 11th November and Sunday 14th December 2014 will be entered into a prize draw. On Monday 15th December, a winner will be selected at random and will receive this exclusive prize. To place your order, simply visit the Ray Mears and Woodlore shop here.

Please note, all orders placed during this time will be dispatched as normal. The winner will receive his or her prize in a separate delivery.

Good luck!

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.

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Ray Mears Reviews VIRUNGA, the Movie

The following post was written by Woodlore’s founder, Ray Mears:

This week I was privileged to attend the London premiere of a new feature-length documentary. Surrounded by a packed house, some 700 people, the Curzon cinema on the Kings Road was the venue for what can best be described as a phenomenon. I sat enthralled as the audience around me laughed, gasped and cried; two ladies beside me were so moved that they sobbed uncontrollably in floods of tears. At the end of the screening the titles rolled to cheers and rapturous applause. The film is VIRUNGA. It is a true story; a story happening now; a story that all who care about nature should take an interest in.

I urge you to watch it; it airs in over 40 countries on Netflix from Friday the 7th of November.

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Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears – Episode 4 – ‘Galloway’

Ray Mears on location in Galloway, Scotland

Ray Mears on location in Galloway, Scotland

The fourth episode of Ray’s latest series hits our screens next week, with Ray travelling to Galloway in southwestern Scotland. To see it first, tune in at 7:30 PM on Tuesday 11th November, on ITV1. For viewers in Wales, the episode will be first shown at 1:00 PM on Sunday 16th November.

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October Delights – The Best Month for Foraging

The following post was written by Woodlore Senior Assistant, Mark Booton:

If you were to ask me what my favourite month is, I’d answer October without hesitation. The reason for this could be one of a number of things: It was the month I met my wife – we always go away for an October half term break – and I also look forward to the Woodlore end of season staff barbecue. These, though, aren’t the real reasons. I love October for one above all others – foraging.

Foraging in October

I simply love to forage for wild fungi, and October never lets you down. September can be amazing, but it is a fickle month on the foraging calendar. It blows hot and cold. A late autumn and September can produce little. November can be good, but the enjoyment is always slightly tarnished because all too soon it will be over. October is the month.

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Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears – Episode 3 – ‘Snowdonia’

You can now watch the third episode of Ray’s brand new series, Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears, online. Simply click on the image below to be taken to the official ITV Player website:

Wilderness Walks with Ray Mears - Episode 3

If you missed episode two, which saw Ray discovering the Thames Path by canoe, you can catch up on the ITV Player here.