Ray Mears is one of the few true outdoor legends, who since 1983 has been running courses in the UK and overseas, sharing his knowledge with those who have sought to learn more about our unique world. It is often said that before Woodlore, there was no Bushcraft in the UK.
During Woodlore's history, Ray has led courses in many diverse environments, including the Arctic, jungle, rainforest and desert. During these travels, Ray has been fortunate enough to spend time with some of the world's last remaining indigenous peoples, in some of the remotest places on the planet. Tracking has long been a passion of Rays and with decades dedicated to the study and interpretation of sign, Ray brings a unique wealth of knowledge of this specialist skill to the team.
Quietly spoken, Ray is recognised worldwide as a true master of the outdoors. Having spent the majority of his life learning to be at home in places others describe as hostile, he has unparalleled experience and in-depth knowledge. It is this that enables Ray to design, develop and lead exciting expeditions for Woodlore. Ray continues to work tirelessly to share his understanding so that others may "drink from the well of bushcraft".