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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.

Meet Woodlore’s Instructors: Sarah Day

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 great pleasure that we have our second in the new series of blog posts today focusing on Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day. 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.

Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day

Aspirant Instructor Sarah Day

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Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 6 – ‘Desert’

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 6

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 6

The final episode of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 6th June 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.

In this episode of the series, on his journey to the heart of the country, Ray flies past the Uluru monolith on a chopper; camps under the stars and meets many marsupials including the star of the desert: the Red Kangaroo.

Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 5 – ‘Coast’

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 5

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 5

Episode five of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 30th May 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.

In this episode, Ray heads along the Great Ocean Road, which runs along the Antarctic-facing coast of Australia, the longest South-facing coastline in the world.

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Carving Master Class with Ray Mears review

It was a pleasure to hear from one of our regular clients about his experience of the Carving Master Class with Ray Mears. Charles made contact with us after attending his course and gave us this lovely feedback:­­

Wood carving – an activity that is practical, calming, skilful and quite often entertaining all at the same time.

I recently had the privilege of spending a day improving my carving ability whilst on the Carving Master Class with Ray Mears, a course bought for me (as I expect many people’s courses are) by my wife.

A stroll down into the woods with a course assistant brought us to a clearing with Ray already hard at work splitting a large sweet chestnut log into foot and a half long planks. Logs for seats, the trusty old camp kettle suspended over a open fire and a beautiful sunny day – what could be better!

A rough spoon at the end of the course

The spoon I finished to a rough standard by the end of the day

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Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 4 – ‘Rainforest’

Ray Mears Wild Australia Episode 4

Ray Mears Wild Australia Episode 4

Episode four of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 16th May 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.

In this episode Ray is in Australia’s tropical rainforest, in the Wet Tropics, on the north-eastern coast of Australia. It’s the oldest on the planet, so old it stretches back to the time of the great supercontinents.

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Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 3 – ‘Bush’

 

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 3

Wild Australia with Ray Mears Episode 3

Episode three of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 9th May 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 Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 2 – ‘Wetlands’

 

Ray Mears Wild Australia Episode 2Episode two of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 2nd May 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. In this episode, Ray explores the wetlands of the Northern Territory in Arnhem Land, one of the most remote wilderness landscapes of Australia. Continue reading

Wild Australia with Ray Mears – Episode 1 – ‘Reef’

Ray Mears Wild Australia Episode 1

The very first episode of Ray’s brand new Wild Australia series was broadcast at 8:00 PM on Monday 25th April 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. In this episode, Ray embarks on a marine adventure that promises humpback whales, giant turtles and an abundance of exotic fish and birds, as he explores the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading

Wild Australia with Ray Mears – New to ITV

A brand new six-part series has now begun on ITV1, with Ray delving into the spectacularly diverse landscape of Australia to look at some of the weird and wonderful life forms that are able to live and survive in the land Down Under.

Ray Mears Wild Australia

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The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife – Now Available to Order

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife is now available to order, exclusively through Woodlore. For further details or to place your order, please click here.

The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife

The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife

The WolfSpyder Knife is an exclusive collaboration between Ray Mears and the prestigious American knife makers Spyderco. It is the first ever folding knife to be designed by Ray Mears.