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Jason Ingamells - FRGS

Jason Ingamells - Bushcraft Instructor

BUSHCRAFT
INSTRUCTOR / DIRECTOR

Full Time

With a skills base that has been called upon on many occasions to work with mainstream media; including the BBC, and many educational production companies. Plus regular invitations to undertake talks and demonstrations at leading establishments throughout the UK, including The Royal Geographical Society, Universities, the Eden Project and the National Forest, plus invites for main stage presentations at The Bushcraft Show and The Great Outdoors Show, you can be assured that with Jason and his team you are in the best hands.

Jason draws upon over 20 years of professional experience operating both in the UK and from remote locations across the globe, learning and teaching Wilderness Bushcraft Skills. With a particular interest in both modern and ancient fire lighting techniques, including the impact that the control and production of fire had on the development of the human species, aswell as appalling campfire jokes, you will find his enthusiasm for his subject infectious!

His expedition medic qualification, expedition planning skills, and practical application of the skills of bushcraft will inspire you to take on the challenge of understanding wilderness living skills. Perfectly at home when the thermometer reaches +40 or -30 you are with someone possessing an incredibly experienced skill set.

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Barry Hammick

Barry Hammick - Seasonal Bushcraft Instructor

HEAD OF COURSES AND BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Full Time

Barry grew up in a seaside town in Essex but always knew that the woods were his true home, taking every opportunity to explore inland whenever it presented itself. The reality of adult life and responsibilities meant the dream of working outdoors had to be put on a backburner swapping it instead for a life behind a desk working in marketing and raising his family.

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Adam Logan

Adam Logan - Senior Bushcraft Instructor

SENIOR BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Part Time

Over the years Adam has practiced and experimented relentlessly to gain what is today a huge collection of wilderness knowledge and skills.

Almost a decade spent living in the English Lakes provided Adam with a wild landscape to hone skills and acquire more conventional outdoor training in climbing, canoeing, kayaking, off road driving, first aid and mountaineering.

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Jay Jenner

Jay Jenner - Bushcraft Instructor

BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Full Time

Jay first came to Woodland Ways as a customer on one of our Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekends and has never looked back. His enthusiasm is endless and he throws himself into everything with boundless energy. He has a real talent for carving and can see things in a lump of wood which are invisible to anyone else.

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Ian Nairn

Ian Nairn - Bushcraft Instructor

BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Full Time

Ian has had a love of the woods since his early childhood. Spending many summers in the Lake District or Scotland, camping with his parents, Ian's love of the outdoors sprouted and grew continuously. His father bought him his first knife at the age of 5 and taught him the importance of this vital tool. Ian was fortunate to have an upbringing that allowed him to follow this passion and he spent many hours lost in woodlands, building shelters, watching birds and animals. Camping trips with his father became more basic with a back to nature, foraging and fishing for food theme; Ian was "doing" bushcraft before it was called bushcraft.

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Davie McCrae

Davie McCrae - Bushcraft Instructor

BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Part Time

Davie heads up our Team in Scotland as well as finding the time to be an assistant district commissioner in the scout movement in charge of adventure and activities Before joining Woodland Ways Davie was operating his own Bushcraft company, but signed up to the Woodland Ways courses for his ongoing CPD (Continual Professional Development). Working his way through a number of our courses, including the Primitive Skills Year and our Swedish Canoeing Expedition, Davie could see the value of being part ofa larger dedicated team of full time instructors that is Woodland Ways. A big decision to take, but Davie didn't hesitate when we approached him to consider merging into the Woodland Ways Team.

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MARK SHARWOOD


BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Part Time

Mark qualified as an instructor for Woodland Ways in 2019 after a two year apprenticeship. He was inspired after spending four seasons living, learning and experiencing insights into primitive lifestyles during our Bushcraft Year course. Feeling bereft after the course ended, he signed on to the 2 year Woodland Wayer to stay in the woods and keep living in the primitive shelter he called home.

Mark has been on a number of expeditions including to the Sahara, Sweden, Kenya and South Africa and is always looking to do more.

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RICHARD ARNOTT


BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Part Time

Richard has always felt at home outside, as a child he was the little boy who lived at the end of the lane and loved playing in the ditches, climbing trees and wild camping with his brother and mates. The Bush Tucker Man Les Hiddins TV show and Lofty Wiseman's SAS survival handbook inspired many adventures that often involved abseiling out of the biggest tree in the wood and cooking food on open fires. It was no surprise that he decided to make his career working in Horticulture so he could be outside.

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Nicola Strange

Nicola Strange - Bushcraft Instructor

BUSHCRAFT INSTRUCTOR
Part Time

As a child, Nicola spent every hour possible up trees and crawling through hedges, and this hasn't particularly changed! She has spent years learning tree and plant lore, for foraging, medicine and in use as crafting materials for everyday life.

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BRIAN LEGGAT


APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR
Apprentice

As a child growing up in the late 70's, Brian like many, spent many hours outside in the woodlands and wild places around his village. At the time, den building, making camp fires and watching wildlife wasn't considered bushcraft, they were just normal activities. For Brian, these childhood adventures sparked a life-long passion for nature.

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ANDY NEILSON


APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR
Apprentice

Andy has had a strong interest in bushcraft and a love for the outdoors since childhood where he spent a lot of time wild camping around Scotland.

This ongoing interest led him to the Scottish bushcraft group on Facebook where he met Woodland Ways Instructor David Mccrae and shortly after enrolled in the Northern Forest Year course. Upon completion he was offered a place on the apprenticeship programme and has taken a strong interest in tanning, foraging and indigenous crafting technique during his journey to becoming an Instructor.

He also enjoys travelling and has visited many parts of the world looking for adventure. Including life changing experiences travelling solo in the Ladakh and staying with the semi nomadic Ladakhi people; staying with the Karen and Akha in northern Thailand; floating down the Mekong on the Laotian side and bumbling around West Africa. There are many other places he has visited ... and even more on his hit list!

ASA HARDY-BROWNLIE


APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR
Apprentice

After a childhood of camping holidays and outdoor play, Asa was formally introduced to bushcraft at the age of 16 when he borrowed a selection of survival books from the library. Within a year Asa was practicing bushcraft in his local woodland and binge-watching bushcraft TV programmes after school.

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ANDY WETHERELL


APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR
Apprentice

Andy spent a good deal of his school years looking out the window and wanting to be outside so every free moment was spent camping, cycling and climbing. Fortunately his father shared his passion for the outdoors and introduced him at an early age to the mountains and woods; taking the family on many trips around the UK to hike and climb. With a passion for the outdoors well established, Andy went on to help disadvantaged children try climbing and later trained as a SMBLA mountain bike guide.

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Bill Burden


APPRENTICE INSTRUCTOR
Apprentice

Growing up on a farm gave Bill a love of the countryside, and with a small wooded area adjoining the land, many an hour was passed building dens and tree houses.

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Joanne Ingamells

Joanne Ingamells - Bushcraft Instructor

RETAIL MANAGER
Part Time

Jo joined the Woodland Ways Instructors Apprenticeship after attending the Woodland Ways Weekend and then the Woodland Ways Week.

Being a keen angler Jo was used to Bivvying up under the stars and loved nothing more than being outside. Jo has also worked with the Princes Trust Volunteers to undertake conservation tasks and is a keen outdoor pursuits enthusiast, with canoeing, caving and being an award winning climber under her belt!

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