We'll meet in the parking lot of a traditional English country pub in Stodmarsh. Morning and early afternoon activities will emphasize simple bushcraft skills. You will gain practical hands-on experience by lighting a fire, carving basic camp tools, creating a basic shelter, and preparing and cooking a one-pot meal over an open fire. Afternoon activities will comprise walking through Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, where you may spot bearded reedlings, bitterns, marsh harriers, sandpipers, grebes, kingfishers, and rare garganey ducks, along with water voles, weasels, and otters. The day will end at approximately 5 PM back at the pub, where you will have the opportunity to sample the ales.
I grew up in in the Kentish town of Deal before training as a safari guide in South Africa. I went on to gain additional guiding experience in South America and Arabia. I will share with you my knowledge of my home area, coastal flora and fauna, historical landmarks, and riveting stories of local characters and folklore, providing you with unique memories to treasure long into the future.
Traditional One-Pot Lunch
Tea & Coffee
All Equipment Needed for the Activities
We will meet at the Red Lion pub in Stodmarsh, then walk to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at Stodmarsh in the East Kent countryside. It is close to the cathedral city of Canterbury, and less than 90 minutes by train from London.
Comfortable Walking Shoes
We will cover a distance of approximately 8 miles over the course of the day. The footpaths are generally well-compacted but may prove muddy following rain.