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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” 

– Philip Pullman

Welcome to my online home The Wild of the Words! You'll notice pretty quickly that, as a result of me being a story obsessive and self-confessed addict of the Great Outdoors, every aspect of my work focuses on combining the word with the wild. I'm basically a nut about blending traditional folk narratives, myths and legends with the wild outside to create really rich outdoor experiences for everyone.


My work animates the outdoors - bringing it to life for you through story and practical outdoor skills.


Nowadays, it's all too easy to feel disconnected from the land and the wild world outside. We're gradually losing that link with the outdoors that contributes so much towards us feeling rooted and whole. But folklore, story and bushcraft skills offer us the chance to regain and rekindle that special relationship with nature. They give us a way back in. Myths, legends and old lore, told while we practice our wilderness skills, offer us the chance to engage with our natural world on much more than just a practical level - they make things much more emotional, exciting and inspiring; encouraging us to cherish and preserve the trees, plants, landscape and creatures to which these stories are connected. 



The Wild of the Words is all about encouraging everyone to embrace and enjoy the outdoors through story and bushcraft, and providing you with practical ways to reconnect with the wild outside through narrative and physical experience.


Let's prove together that, as Carolyne Larrington (author of Hag: Forgotten Folktales) so perfectly puts it, that “the modern world still holds its magic, if only we attune ourselves to its enchantments". 

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