Wayne is the founder of Forest Knights. Having grown up in the Sussex countryside, his love of the outdoors turned into a passion, which turned into a career! Having spent many years climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Europe, Wayne then travelled widely learning new skills and experiencing new environments from Arctic Sweden to Japan.…

David starting making bows and arrows at the age of 5. He had a 30 year break from bow making until a broken leg kept him off work for 6 months. From his first plank of hickory he bought 12 years ago he hasn’t looked back. He makes bows and arrows for fun and on…

Beth is a talented crafts woman and wood turner. She has a infectious love of the outdoors and enjoys sharing her skills. Beth had recently joined us on our canoe expeditions and will be a regular visitor to Finland and beyond. She loves expedition cooking and can create fantastic meals over the fire in all…

Joel was born on Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, he is a keen canoeist, bushcrafter and spoon carver. He has taught canoeing and lead trips in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada and completed expeditions in British Colombia, Finland and treks to the Alps, Australian outback, New Zealand and Burma. Joel is a gymnastics coach by…

Val grew up in the countryside of Northern Ireland. She has worked throughout the UK in physical and mental health care as an Occupational Therapist and more recently as a Mental Health Liaison Practitioner. She has over 30 years clinical experience and enjoys working with young people and adults in the great outdoors to improve…

Lucas joined the Forest Knights family as a volunteer during his DofE Bronze. It was not long before he impressed the team with his craft skills and engineering prowess. Lucas grew up in the South Downs National Park and has a love of the great outdoors and wild places. When not building bespoke installations for…

Peter is an experienced water sports instructor with nearly 14 years of boating experience, Peter is a qualified instructor in Kayaking, Power boating and is in the process of qualifying as a dinghy sailing instructor. Peter is an accomplished White water Kayaker, Regularly paddling in Wales, Scotland, and the French Alps. Peter is also an…

Emma is a lover of the outdoors and grew up camping and walking with her family. From a young age, she helped in the garden and foraging for berries. Her interest and love of plants grew from this.Emma completed her four year degree in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University in 2005 and joined The National…