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Stephen Wade Cox

Stephen Wade Cox

Stephen Wade Cox

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.

UK 2017 UK Course Dates are Now Available to Book

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

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.

A Walk in the Woods with Ray Mears

A Walk in the Woods with Ray Mears

 

Out on the Land – Ray Mears and Lars Falt

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

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.

 

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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Wild France with Ray Mears – New to ITV

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.

Wild France with Ray Mears

Wild France with Ray Mears

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.

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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.

Woodlore and Ray Mears Unveil the Spyderco WolfSpyder Knife

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.

The Spyderco Ray Mears Wolfspyder Knife

The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife

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Ray Mears to Headline the Bushcraft Show in 2016

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.

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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.