Holly has been teaching the art of cookery for the best half of a decade and delights in helping people redefine their relationship with food - whether that’s growing, preparing or eating it! Very much at ease in the outdoors, she's always keen to sleep under the stars, swim in rivers, and get cooking at the campfire with family and friends - she even got round to climbing Ben Nevis recently!
An experienced educator and cookery tutor, Holly trained at Ashburton Cookery School, co-founded the Bristol Milk Shed Cafe and now teaches at a variety of sites across the city.
Pridie is an unashamedly outdoor-obsessed educator and professional storyteller, with sixteen years experience teaching both in schools and out. When she isn’t tutoring students, running expeditions or sharing stories, you’ll find her reading fairy tales, foraging or off on an adventure in the family van with her husband, two girls and their black lab Brock!
A wild food and bushcraft enthusiast, Pridie is also a qualified teacher and Mountain Leader (MLTB accredited) committed to raising her kids with plenty of wonder tales and wild!
In the summer of 2019, Pridie and Holly took a trip together up a mountain. One starry sleep and wild swim later, She Can do Wild was born. While they were away, they decided that this experience they both so frequently enjoyed was too special for other busy women to miss. An idea took form - to enable as many women as possible to share these very special experiences; to gently re-build their confidence in the outdoors and rekindle their relationship with the wild so that they can confidently explore more of the natural world and rediscover themselves in doing so!
What's it all about?
We invite you to join us for a very special outdoor experience - a brilliant blend of guided hike, woodland cookery and spell-binding storytelling deep in the heart of the beautiful North Somerset countryside!
With four young children between us we know how hard it can be to find time for the wild in the chaos of twenty-first century womanhood.
That’s why we focus on supporting women to gently reconnect with the natural world; rebuilding confidence by providing a variety of practical and empowering outdoor experiences in a sensitive and supported way - think relaxed woodland wanderings where we teach you to read the space you are exploring, campfire cooking that excites and delights with delicious new ideas, creative crafting that provides time to reflect and recharge, and lantern-lit storytelling beneath starry skies when it’s time to lie back and be still. All this with like-minded women who are keen to invite a little more wild into their lives!
While we’ll be sharing our outdoor know-how, this isn’t about hardcore bushcraft. It’s not a question of survival and there’s no competition, no judgement, no pressure to do anything you don’t yet feel ready to do. She Can Do Wild is about taking time for yourself in the company of others who have also pressed the pause button. It’s about being outside; listening, learning, contributing if you feel able, sharing, talking and supporting if it feels right. It’s about briefly releasing yourself from the demands of family life, moving bravely beyond your ‘normal’ and stepping back into the wild with us.
We want to inspire and empower you - re-kindling your relationship with the Great Outdoors via fire-cooked food and folktales in the forest. Come rest, recharge and rediscover all the gifts that time outside provides!
Follow us on Facebook for plenty more exciting details about our unique fire, food & folktale retreat for women; including dates, prices, how to book and more on the delicious two course meal cooked over the open fire, guided hike across stunning countryside, creative crafting, spellbinding storytelling and overnight stay in our private cider orchard!
Please be aware that ticket numbers are strictly limited in view of social distancing measures, so do book early to avoid disappointment!
"Everything felt so relaxed and inclusive - really accessible for everyone."
— Aug '20
— Aug '20
"The food was absolutely amazing - loved it all! All the effort and little touches were really appreciated too!"
— Aug '20
"Hanging out and chatting whilst making my grass mat was really therapeutic."
— Aug '20
"The singing and storytelling were so immersive, just excellent!"
"I really enjoyed the walk - all the variety encountered along the way and those super tips and tricks you taught us!"
— Aug '20
"I really loved sleeping out under the stars!
It was reassuring to know the bell tent was there - so lovely and cosy - if needed!"
— Aug '20
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2020 (11:00) - SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER (12:00)
We are extremely excited to announce that we have the dates for our final She Can Do Wild event this year! In keeping with our small and intimate group size policy and to continue keeping everyone safe, only six tickets will be available for purchase.
So, if you are keen to share some fire, food and folktales together with like-minded women who want a little more wild on their lives - book now to avoid disappointment!
This fire, food and folktale retreat will be taking place at a secret location near the beautiful Somerset village of Chew Stoke. Guests will be met in the village and walked out to the site.