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About Woodlore Limited

Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, was founded in 1983 by the British Bushcraft expert, Ray Mears. Paving the way for Bushcraft courses in the UK, Woodlore began with Ray teaching small groups of students the knowledge and techniques that he had spent most of his early life honing. With Ray’s ambition and perserverance, Woodlore has since grown into a world-renowned and highly respected school, offering in-depth courses on a wide range of bushcraft and survival subjects.

Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 5 – Provence

Wild France with Ray Mears - Episode 5

Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 5

Episode five of Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 8th August on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

The hills of Provence in Southern France are loved for their ancient olive groves and lavender fields. But this is also where a very special scrub-land known as the Maquis or the Garrigue is found. On the limestone outcrops, prickly juniper, scattered pines and dry-habitat aromatic herbs such as lavender, sage and thyme carpet the hillsides.

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Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 4 – ‘The Cevennes’

Ray Mears' Wild France Episode 4

Ray Mears’ Wild France Episode 4

Episode four of Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 1st August on ITV1. If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

Ray visits The Cevennes National Park, one of the most uninhabited regions in France. He travels deep into the Chestnut forest to meet Laurent, a local farmer whose family have grown chestnut trees for generations. He sets up a campfire to cook some chestnuts to make a chestnut soup.

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Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 3 – ‘The Camargue’

Wild France with Ray Mears - Episode 3

Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 3

The third episode of Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 25th July on ITV1. If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

The Camargue is a vast wetland which includes ancient salt pans, huge expanses of river delta, inland salt-water lakes, and reed beds.

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Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 2 – ‘The Ardeche’

Ray Mears' Wild France Episode 2

Ray Mears’ Wild France Episode 2

The second episode of Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 18th July on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

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Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 1 – ‘Vanoise National Park’

Wild France with Ray Mears - Episode 1

Wild France with Ray Mears – Episode 1

The very first episode of Ray’s brand new series Wild France was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 11th July on ITV1.  If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.

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Meet Woodlore’s Instructors: Nick Thompson

Since Woodlore’s inception many decades ago, our aim has always been to offer the most prestigious level of training in bushcraft and wilderness survival skills. As such, we pride ourselves on our dedicated team of instructors, whose passion for the subject shines through in their teaching.

And so it is with delight that we continue the new series of blog posts today focusing on individual members of our team. If you’ve been thinking about booking a course with Woodlore, here is your chance to get to know the instructors who may be guiding you this year.

 

Nick Thompson

Woodlore Aspirant Instructor Nick Thompson

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