Ray Mears’ bushcraft school to celebrate 30th birthday

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Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, founded by household name Ray Mears, will be celebrating its 30th birthday next year.

As Woodlore now prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, I am excited to see what the year ahead brings

In 1983, Mears took a leap of faith and founded his own company. After years of teaching himself the ancient skills devised by our ancestors, his aim was to bring these techniques back to life, passing them on to other kindred outdoorsmen and women. The company he created was Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, located in Etchingham, East Sussex.

In 2013, Woodlore will celebrate its 30th anniversary. That Woodlore is soon to be in its 30th year is testament to the ambition, devotion and knowledge that Mears invested in his company, as he laid the foundations for what would arguably become the most respected and widely recognised school of Bushcraft today.

To celebrate this momentous occasion in the company's history, Woodlore has unveiled some exclusive UK Bushcraft courses and overseas expeditions, along with a range of limited-edition clothing and equipment. The entire collection can be found on its 30th Anniversary page

This new range of bushcraft courses includes a one-day woodcarving master class led by Mears himself, along with the chance to build a birch bark canoe with the help of Mears and expert canoe builder Pinock Smith, on a specially designed bushcraft course.

On the clothing and equipment front, the new collection includes a highly-limited commemorative bushcraft knife, designed by Mears, as well as a unique winter glove made in collaboration with legendary Swedish glovemakers Hestra.
Mears said: "Over the past 30 years I have had the excitement of steering Woodlore on a voyage of discovery literally around the world, running courses in some of our planet's remotest corners, living alongside some of the oldest cultures, and tracking some of the most dangerous and fascinating wildlife in existence.

“As Woodlore now prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, I am excited to see what the year ahead brings. Projects that have long been in planning will soon come to fruition, as we announce a host of new Bushcraft courses both in the UK and overseas. We are also proud to unveil a selection of exclusive commemorative items of equipment and clothing, to mark this special occasion."

To find out more about Ray Mears & Woodlore please visit http://www.raymears.com
Woodlore, The School of Wilderness Bushcraft, was founded in 1983 by the British Bushcraft expert Ray Mears. Paving the way for Bushcraft courses in the UK, Woodlore began with Ray teaching small groups of students the knowledge and techniques that he had spent most of his early life honing. With Ray’s ambition and perseverance, Woodlore has since grown into a world-renowned and highly respected school, offering in-depth courses on a wide range of bushcraft and survival subjects.
For more information contact:
Telephone:+44 (0)1580 819668
Fax:+44 (0)1580 819668
Woodlore Ltd
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom
E-mail address:info (at) raymears (dot) com

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