From an early age, growing up in a military household,
of the outdoors was encouraged
by his grandparents.
grandmother was a Romany Gypsy and his maternal grandfather was a tree feller
and forester. Spending every possible school holiday at their house in woodland
near the city of Worcester, he quickly learnt a deep seated appreciation for
the natural world and how to become part of it rather than just walking through
His grandmother, whilst not formally educated, was probably
the wisest woman he had ever met. She taught him all about the various plants
and fungi that he could either eat or use in a medicinal context, whilst his
grandfather taught his various aspects of arboriculture.
As an adult, now living in the beautiful Ribble Valley in
Lancashire,he has continued this passion for the outdoors and is a keen
Adrian has been featured several times on BBC Radio lecturing on wild foods and wild food foraging.
He has also been a
guest presenter/lecturer in wild food foraging at the Great Ecclestone Outdoors
Show two years in a row, has had articles featured in various Bushcraft
publications and due to popular demand has been invited back to take part in the Tamarack
Outdoors Bushcraft event 3 years in a row.
Currently, Adrian has a regular slot sharing his knowledge
of the outdoors and wild food foraging on the Urban Bushcraft Podcast – voted 2nd Best Online Content award in the Bushcraft and Survival Skills Magazine Awards
Additionally, Adrian has his own highly successful YouTube
channel with in excess of 130,000 views and is the primary product reviewer for
both DD Hammocks and Military Mart.
Adrian is also working in an advisory capacity to members of
the Police Authorities Wildlife Crime Unit.
Adrian has begun sharing his knowledge of
bushcraft and wild food foraging by teaching various day workshops and weekend
courses for both individuals and groups . If you are interested in attending
one of the courses then please feel free to drop him a line via the “contact us”
tab on the left or email email@example.com