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I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable and interesting journey I’ve been on. I found the course well designed and provided a wide and varied experience of Kenya, its people and its wildlife. To also be allowed the opportunity to live that closely with the villagers, who were in turn so hospitable and open to talk about and display their culture, made the expedition particularly memorable. I thought it was excellent value for money, and that it funds such a good cause only adds to the feeling that I spent my money wisely. To the both of you, I thought you were excellent leads, providing a great balance of friendliness, humour and knowledge to help the group settle in and quickly develop a good team spirit. To give some feedback specifically for Jay as Team Leader: in addition to the above comments on you both, I found the calm manner in which you approached changes to plan, or managing the problems that occurred was just what was required. “This is Kenya” and “Maasai time” became catchphrases! Added to this the professionalism, evident care for the welfare of all (both those of us on the course and the Maasai Warrior you patched up), and the passion you showed in embracing all activities and sharing your knowledge was a credit to you and Woodland Ways. I’d have no hesitation in booking another course with Woodland Ways in the future. Carl Edwards
I just wanted to say a massive thank you, Jay, for an amazing trip!!! And also sorry for being a bit emotional at various times during the trip, perhaps due to the beauty of the landscape, wildlife or people, or a combination of the three :-D. I’m missing my Rock Hyraxes when stepping out of bed, and I definitely want to go back there. I loved the wildlife, the adventure, the walks, the sense of community, shaking hands many times a day with sayings of Suppas and Ippas, or just sitting in a boma, drinking tea and listening to an elder. It was magical. I left my heart there. Thanks very much Jay, for being such a great expedition leader and keeping the bunch of us safe and happy, not to mention very well fed. After seeing you provide general first aid to the villagers (not to mention me), I now want to take a first aid course as soon as possible. Ann, Jerusa and Daniel were excellent hosts, and I miss them very much. I've been in awe of Jason too just a bit (or a lot) for all his amazing knowledge and understanding of the wildlife and for what he's been doing for the community over the years (but it is better if he doesn't know that ;-D)
Hi Jay Just wanted to drop an email to say a huge thank you for everything you did during the recent Maasai trip, I had the most amazing time. It’s still taking time for everything to sink in and I think it will be a while before I have made sense of it all.. Everything was well organised starting with the collection at the airport and the stash of goodies to eat on the way to the guest house. The guesthouse did the job, I found it clean and the beds comfortable. You showed remarkable calm and compassion at all times, taking everything in your stride. I enjoyed finding out about Maasai life. I very much enjoyed seeing the school and the great work that has been achieved there. The work that Woodland Ways has done with the school is absolutely amazing and it was so great to see the children happy and eager to learn. The Maasai people were warm and welcoming. Daniel, Anne and Jerusa were amazing as were David, Simon and Jeramiah. The best bit was hearing about the warriorship and watching the display that the men and boys put on for us – I also enjoyed dancing in the church. Again a huge thankyou Tracy x
Just finished the Axe Use and Tree Interpretation course and had a great time. Well thought out and designed syllabus taking us through tree structure and identification leading on to axe use and safe felling techniques. Expert mentoring and a relaxed learning environment. Very much a good start to the journey.
As an outdoor fitness enthusiast with no woodland craft experience, the prospect of the Woodland Ways training was concerningly outside my comfort zone. Under the guidance of Jay I was eased into to a new comfort zone and have been firmly in that (very fun) place since. I have been left with whole new way to have fun outdoors and a whole new range of information I want to find out. I cannot compliment the content or the delivery of the course highly enough. It was unfalteringly professional, supportive and challenging. Brilliant fun too!
Please can you pass on my thanks to the instructors for today from me and all of the staff at St Michael's. They were fabulous! The children really loved it all and learnt a lot. We really enjoyed the day and I hope that they did too!
I just wanted to drop a quick email regarding yesterday’s assessment with Jason and I would like to say it was a fantastic day, Jason made it feel as though it wasn’t an assessment which really helped put me at ease as to be fair I was really quite nervous about it with not doing any sort of formal assessment for ages, we worked through the modules at a very manageable pace and it really did just feel like another day in the woods also on top of covering the criteria we even managed to get in a few additional pointers which was greatly appreciated. Jason is clearly a very knowledgeable person who loves what he does and it shows in how he managed the day yesterday, I would like to finish by saying that I really enjoyed the day yesterday I gained some valuable experience from it and to top it off I came away with a pass!
We would like to share our feedback and experience with the latest bushcraft course in the Scottish woodlands. We must say that the course has exceeded our expectations due to the amount of knowledge and practical experiences we’ve earned during the course. This is all wouldn’t happen without great and experienced trainers and instructors. I think your trainers are one of the best we have ever encountered in comparison to our previous trips since 2013 to date. Therefore, we wish to do more business with you in near future and looking forward for more courses and expedition trips. Thank you again for quality service!
We cannot rate Jay our instructor highly enough. We felt really engaged by his enthusiasm and knowledge. We thought the day was well structured and came away excited to continue with expanding our knowledge and actively foraging. We both spend so much time outdoors anyway but this course has added a new dimension to what we see during our walks. I also want to say a thank you for having my vegan lifestyle catered for. Jay was conscious the food was kept separate and made us feel at ease to continue still enjoying the time in a different way whilst the rest of the group went to prepare the meat. As a vegan I was a little apprehensive that the meat preparation would be something hard to avoid seeing, but the way it was in a separate area and the fact we were able to do something else made a huge difference. It maintained a sense of inclusion which was great. I got everything and more I’d hoped to out of the course, so thank you!
We had a great day and as well as hearing various positive murmurings throughout the day from some of the team members, we’re receiving a trickle of positive feedback e-mails from other individuals of how much they enjoyed the day. It was completely different to what we have typically done for these team days previously, but it absolutely ticked all the boxes of what we wanted to achieve. Namely – to get them out of the corporate/tech environment, away from screens, back to nature, out of their comfort zones, learning new skills and interacting with each other in a completely different context and environment. The day flew by and Adam’s and Jay’s delivery of the day and the content was excellent and the team were kept captivated and attentive throughout. The balance between instruction/tuition and practical was spot on. On behalf of the team, please extend our thanks onto them.