It is with deep regret that Woodlore must pass on this sad and tragic news:
“Yesterday morning I received the news that Stephen Wade Cox had passed away. I speak for all the team when I say that we were profoundly upset by such an unexpected tragedy. Over the past eight years we had come to recognise his astonishing and ever growing talent as a knife maker. A perfectionist and thorough professional, he was a joy to work with. Throughout this year I had worked very closely with him in the development of the Woodlore Knife Pro. This provided me the opportunity to know him better. There was much to admire in Stephen, he was calm, cheerful, thoughtful and a reliable man who loved his children. As a professional he was incredibly skilful but also humble, always at pains to honour the craftsmanship of the other knife makers who had inspired him. In his passing, Great Britain has lost one of the Worlds most talented knife makers.
Stephen will be a sorely missed member of the Woodlore Team. He last visited us just a few days ago when he had been looking forward to a holiday, full of joy and happiness. This is how I shall always remember him; smiling, happy and certain in the knowledge that his talents were fully appreciated.” – Ray Mears
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this heartrending time.
Our UK course dates for 2017 are now available to book on the website. In addition to our usual selection of courses based in East Sussex and Scotland we have an exciting new Cooking course added to the calendar for this year. We have also extended the reach of the Fundamental Bushcraft course to Gloucestershire with the Fundamental Severnside course. Book soon to avoid disappointment.
2017 UK Courses
Ray will be leading a total of six Walk in the Woods and Carving Master Class days with Woodlore this year. We would advise you to book your place to join us soon as these sell out very quickly.
Ray Mears and Lars Falt have worked together for more than 20 years teaching bushcraft skills in the Northern Forest. After many years in the making, this fascinating book has now been written and has been released today.
Out on the Land by Ray Mears and Lars Falt
We are delighted to be stocking ‘Out on the Land’ by Ray and Lars and all books ordered directly from Woodlore will be signed by Ray. Order your copy today.
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.
A brand new six-part series is due to begin on ITV1 at 8pm on Monday 11th July. In this stunning new series, Ray explores the geography, flora, and fauna of six dramatic French landscapes, including the high mountain ranges of the Alps, the coastal waters of Brittany, the chestnut forests of the Cevennes and the wetlands of the Camargue.
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.
Woodlore is proud to finally reveal the Spyderco WolfSpyder Knife, a unique collaboration between Ray Mears and the prestigious Colorado-based knife makers. It is the first ever folding knife to be designed by Ray Mears, and is available to order exclusively through Woodlore.
Ray Mears has been confirmed as the main guest speaker at The Bushcraft Show in 2016, heading a line-up that includes such other experts as Dr. Lewis Dartnell, Ffyona Campbell and Andrew Price.
Ray will be speaking on the main stage at 3PM on Saturday 28th May. Spaces are limited for this talk, and tickets can be purchased for a small booking fee here. Please note that tickets for this particular talk should not be purchased without a valid ticket for The Bushcraft Show itself.