Since running Wild Folk, I have stumbled across many brilliant projects and people, and have noted them down in a private Slack channel with myself as inspiration.

The general idea is that these are nature-inspired companies and resources.

And then I decided that this was too good not to share, so I’ve categorised them and created this page. I could add to this list daily, but I have to start somewhere and didn’t want to delay further in sharing it – so here it is!

If there’s something or someone you think should be added in, please email me at
And let me know if this is useful – email me or send me a message on Instagram (wild__folk)
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Please note: These aren’t recommendations as such – I’ve only met a few of these people / experienced their offerings, but each of these seemed interesting and inspiring to me, and I hope they cater to a range of people – I wouldn’t necessarily go for everything on this list myself.

Also, if you’re featured on here and would like to be removed or be added to a different category – please let me know.


Beautiful wild places to stay in
Wild of the Words campsite (Wales)

Adult days / nature connection groups and events

Neroche Woodlanders
The Birch Collective (Bristol)
Outdoor College (Bristol)
Living Life in Wellies (Wales)
Wild Folk (Bristol)
Ember (Bristol)
Wander Women (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Ecowild (Bristol)
Live Wild (West Yorkshire)
The Wild of the Words

After-school activities

Woodcraft (UK Wide)
The Outdoors Project (Bristol and Sussex)

Art / Craft 

We Are Stardust nature journaling workshops and artwork 


Way of Nature
Lifebeat (14-18yr olds)
On the Hill
St Werburgh’s Farm 
Trill on the Hill family camp

Child-focused festivals

Camp Kindling (the children’s version of Camp Wildfire)
Starry Skies 


Aventure girls club (UK wide)
Folk + Field
Group Hikes Alice Keegan / Adventure Girls Club (UK wide)
Rowan Tree
We Are Stardust
The Aligned Community
Black Girls Hike UK
Wild in the City (London)
Flock Together

Courses + workshops to connect with land, nature and climate change

Change in Nature
The Birch Collective (Bristol)
Findhorn Foundation
Hawkwood College
Natural Academy (Bristol)
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies 
Outdoor College (Bristol)
Schumacher College
We Are Stardust
The Wild Academy –
White Peak Wellbeing (Ruth Allen)
Woodcraft School
Creative Journeys

Online courses

Go Wild Education – bushcraft, forest school

Courses for young people

Grow – Change in Nature for 18-29yr olds
Level 2 Diploma Holistic Land Based Studies for school leavers (Bristol/Somerset)
The Birch Collective (Bristol)

Event directories

Events in Bristol and nearby (moderated by Wild Folk)

Nature Culture Network – lots of events, retreats, shared within the network all around nature connection, based around the 8 Shields / Art of Mentoring models (UK and international)

Yuup Events local to bristol, coming soon to Birmingham

Family nature days

Rooted Wings (West Yorkshire)
Neroche Woodlanders (Taunton area)
Kith Homestead
Cultivating Curiosity (Sussex)


Gone Wild Festival
Camp Wildfire ‘Summer Camp for adults’
Quirky Campers
Valley Fest (Bristol/Somerset)
Awake on the Lake (Suffolk)
Stowaway Festival
Timber Festival
Treehouse Festival Creating a community for a week and learning and teaching traditional and forgotten crafts and skills
Between the Trees Festival
Rock Oyster Festival

Food – Supper clubs, workshops and private catering

Ubuntu food (Bristol)
Beth The Free Range Chef
Flavour Fred
The Salt Box (Surrey)
Genevieve Taylor / Bristol Fire School
The Story Farms (Somerset)
Wood Fired Events


Flavour Fred
Totally Wild UK (UK wide)
Foraged by Fern (Sussex)
Healing Weeds (Bristol)
Living Wild (Leah)
Fore Adventure (Dorset)
Rachel Lambert (Cornwall)
Wild Food UK
Go Foraging (Particularly mushrooms – Bristol)
Belmont Estate (Bristol)

Forest bathing

Dorset Forest Bathing
Creative Journeys (Dartmoor)
Southcombe barn (Dartmoor)
Hinoki Forest Bathing (Surrey)

Forest school (term time)

Too many to put on here!
Database of FSA recognised Forest School Providers!directory/map

Forest school (School holidays / weekends)

Bristol Woodland Adventure (Bristol)
Rooted Wings (West Yorkshire)
The Outdoors Project (Bristol and Sussex)
Cultivating Curiosity (Sussex)

Gifts and homewares

These Two Hands (Bristol based, posts worldwide)
Good Things (Devon based, posts worldwide)
Ramble Co Store

Guides – routes for walks and mini adventures

Tide by Emma Croman
Ramble by Athena Mellor


Lily Canetty Clarke medical herbalist and tea maker

Live music outdoors

The Nest Collective
Sofar Sounds (sometimes outside)
St Werburgh’s City Farm
Wander Gather Bristol)

Mens spaces

IceBreakers (Wild swimming, retreats)
Journeyman circles and camps for men and boys including mentoring and rites of passage work 
Retreat at Kudhva –


Connection Matters (by Live Wild)
Change in Nature –


Gem Hicks Photography
Emma Croman –

Retreats (UK)

Change in Nature
Mens retreat – Anthony Mullally & Josh Bolding
Campwell (Wiltshire)
Embercombe (Devon)
Findhorn Foundation (Scotland)
The Living Project`
Living Life in Wellies (Wales)
Luna Wilds
She can do wild (Wales)
Southcombe Barn
The Living Project
The Sharpham Trust (Devon)
The Wild Academy
The Wild Times
Way of nature
Wild Folk (Coming soon!)

Retreat venues (UK)

Campwell (Wiltshire)
Bala Brook

Retreats and courses (Worldwide)

Cortijo Caseria
Hollyhock (Canada)
Suralila Yoga Retreat Centre (Spain)


Singing Mamas groups
Singing walks – (Bristol)

Wild swimming

IceBreakers (Mens group)

Women’s spaces

Adventure Girls Club 
Group Hikes – Alice Keegan
Ember Wellbeing (Bristol)
Wild Women Events 
Wander Women (Scotland)
Foraged by Fern wellness days
She Can Do Wild retreats (Wales)
The Village – The Mother’s Fire