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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    New course

    24-28 March 2020

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    A 3 day Track and sign workshop followed by a 2 day evaluation

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    Dates for 2020

    Tracker Evaluations

    2020 dates available for track and sign and trailing

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    29 June-3 July 2020

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An excellent exploration into the world of plants and trees

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When not teaching or involved in wildlife John also write articles and books.  You can find details of his two current books below by following the links to find out more and how to buy them.


Animal Tracks Field Guide

This small volume is intended as a companion guide to a larger work (due soon) that covers the track and also the sign of UK wildlife with photographs and full descriptions. The purpose in producing this smaller work was to create something that focuses just on footprints and can be taken out in to the field. It is designed so it can be laid down next to a track for a direct comparison. For this reason, it is constructed in a way that it opens flat and made out of wipe clean material.

More details can be found here

This book is currently at the printers and will be available, we believe in the first week of April. We would offer a pre order service but due to the current crisis there may be further unforeseen delays.

£9.50 + P&P



This book takes the reader on a very practical learning journey about the safe use of tools and harvesting of wood to the subsequent uses for roots bark and timber. A step by step account with colour photographs, this book is suitable for a student of woodcraft, the naturalist, and the practitioner of bushcraft skills. If you have ever wanted to make your own bow and arrow, make fire using just friction or explore the properties of bark, make inks and dyes or discover a wealth of other relevant and traditional uses for wood then this book will not disappoint you.  John Rhyder has taught these skills for over 20 years and delivers the information in a no-nonsense and easy to follow guide with a lot of humour.

“As you’d expect from one of the legends of outdoor education, this book contains a feast of practical tips. If you spend time outdoors, I strongly recommend getting hold of a copy”. Tristan Gooley

More details can be found her

£20.00 + P&P