Winter 2016

Whatever happened to the Summer, or indeed the Autumn? Both seemed to disappear in a flash! I’ve fallen way behind on my website maintenance and making amends now that leaf fall is increasing and the Weald clay is turning back into mud!

JTW had an awesome summer with a huge amount of Bushcraft as the mainstay of work – this is always enjoyable and very satisfying but I’d love to have found time to do some more walks and expeditions. I’m planning that 2017 will see my plans for these come to light. You will get plenty of notice via my newsletter – but please sign up for it on the website!

This years expeditions to the Malverns and the Peak District were a great success: the Peaks were a real challenge to our DofE contingent especially as the weather was inclement to say the least!!

Another trip to rural Poland confirmed how much I’d like to share this lovely, friendly country with you. We did a bit more walking this time and the scenery is stunning and unspoilt – I have sufficient contacts now to make this a possibilty – so if anybody fancies a simple, earthy type of walking holiday in 2017 please let me know!

I did my first walk for the Haslemere Walking Festival in conjunction with Imbhams Farm and it was a great success being a mix of natural history, traditional farming, history and, of course, food! I am now able to offer seasonal walks, bushcraft, wildfood sessions and campouts on this beautiful private estate so, again, look out for the newsletter and updates on the Facebook page.

One of my seasonal favourites are deer watch walks in October and this years we had stunning views of fallow bucks battling for supremacy, their antlers clashing noisily and making the experience unforgettable for those lucky enough to be present!

I couldn’t come up to date without mentioning “Yestival” – it’s second year proved to be as fabulous as last year – when you get 400 positive minded people from all walks of life together amazing things can happen! Do look out for it next year or contact me if you want to learn more about kickstarting your life – it’s never too late!

To conclude this update, I will once again be selling tokens for my walks and activities – they were very popular as Christmas and birthday presents last year and they will be available again very soon!

Days out over winter will include countryside rambles looking at how wildlife copes with the season; a wildfood workshop now that game is in season again and the hugely popular walk and Wassail evening!

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