CHARLIE portlock - Lead instructor

Charlie is a regular feature in the UK and US outdoor press, writing on the subject of Mindful Hunting, bushcraft and wildlife conservation.

He's trained both as a secondary school Music teacher and a Range Safety Officer and holds qualifications in social forestry, sustainable woodland management and deer stalking. 

He's published two ebooks on shooting and small game hunting, including How To Shoot Spring Rifles 


tom hicks - Assistant instructor

Tom is currently studying an MA in Wildlife Conservation at UWE in Bristol. He has a special interest in anti-poaching strategies and has undertaken fieldwork in Zambia and Botswana. 

He plays rugby for Haywards Heath RFC and is heavily involved in fundraising for both the Born Free Foundation and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

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KEITH Mccord - Assistant INSTRUCTOR

As a youngster Keith played football for Blackburn. After finishing his degree in Adventure Tourism he kayaked and canoed in lakes and rivers across the UK. 

After several years of working in hospitality throughout the Mediterranean, he's now returned home and spends his free time practising his outdoor skills and entertaining his three sons.