John Rhyder

John is both Founder and Head Instructor at Woodcraft School specialising in natural history, bushcraft and wildlife courses and tours he is one of the most experienced trainers in the UK. Especially interested in wildlife, plants, trees and fungi, John is a gifted naturalist and a certified wildlife tracker currently working through the international Cybertracker wildlife tracking accreditation. Prior to his teaching career John worked in conservation management, traditional woodland crafts and management practices. He holds formal teaching qualifications and has been instructing in outdoor education and natural history regularly since 1994, specifically in bushcraft since 1997. He has made a full time career in the subject since then. John has been featured on television, national and local newspapers and radio programmes, he also writes a regular column for his local newspaper.