Our lead instructor is Adrian Boots.
Adrian is a Landscape Ecologist. He has a degree in Geography & Environmental Management and a Masters in Research and was previously a university lecturer & researcher in conservation & biogeography.
He has also done a spell in industry, working for Natural England and the Countryside & Higher Level Stewardship Schemes, Natural England and English Nature. He mainly focused on helping landowners gain environmental benefit from their land, but also worked on raised water levels & water quality.
Adrian has published academic papers at the International Association of Landscape Ecology and British Ecological Society, and writes a regular monthly article for regional magazine, The Mendip Times. His first book, 8 Wild Walks, was commissioned by the Mendip Hills AONB. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Adrian specialises in wild food, natural history, and bush craft. He leads all our corporate events with fantastic clients as diverse as Yeo Valley Organic, Clarks and Pukka Herbs. He develops all our outdoor events to make sure that our groups have a great time. In addition to group events Adrian runs seasonal wild food forays and has designed nature trails for schools & charities.
He has trained with such outdoor survival and natural history legends as Mors Kochanski, Ray Mears, Oliver Rackham, John Wright, and Max Hooper.