In the same way exploring is much more than just reading, sharing exploration experiences can be done in so many more ways than just writing.
A short video about the Knepp Estate and its return to a wilder state.
Do you know your trees? They play an important role in our history.
We now have our own utube channel with ‘off the cuff’ quick thoughts as explanation and training videos.
Kendal Mountain Festival – a chance to explore in the warm! Another year of amazing films and talks.
Running as an approach to exploration of the natural world. It’s not all about times, challenges and racing. It can be about exploring and observing.
A quick insight and links to the RGS Explore event. An excellent explorer information and network event.
A link to a short bit of footage of Humpback Whales in the Pugent Sound, near Seattle on the West Coast of the USA.
Using tapestry weaving as an engagement tool for nature observation this Autumn in Salcombe in South Devon.
Video footage of the rather strange experience of herding sheep across London bridge. This activity carried out as a charity fundraiser dates back to traditional rights of the Freemen of the City.
One of a small number of ‘raw cut’ video reflections on our relationship with the natural world. Filmed during a trip to the west coast of the USA.
This weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to take part in the annual Sheep Drive across London Bridge for Freemen of the City of London and their guests, and our time at the event and walking along the Thames Path nearby got us thinking about links between city and the countryside. We wandered… Read more »
For followers in London this may interest you. For others, consider, how could your town or city be greener? https://www.london.gov.uk/plant-a-tree
O k, so our posts have been a little sporadic, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening. In fact quite the opposite. In the last few weeks we have been hiking in Oregon (USA), watching Whales, herding sheep over London bridge and walking ancient drovers routes in Wales (amongst other things). We have also… Read more »
Chris Packham launches People’s Manifesto for Wildlife https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/19/chris-packham-launches-peoples-manifesto-for-wildlife?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
Here is short film of Steve being interviewed about Nearly Wild Exploration at the Landscapes for life conference in July. In it Steve is asked to explain a little more about how he thinks we can reconnect with the natural world.
The Countryfile Live 2018 Tapestry We were able to offer a new and different experience to the passers-by wandering past the Nearly Wild Exploration stand at last week’s Countryfile Live Show – weaving the Countryfile view! Starting with just a clothes rail, some garden twine and a basket of wool, over 100 people got involved,… Read more »
Today I find myself in London… When I first heard about it, I thought, what a lot of nonsense, a National Park City. …Really? However, since then when I have been in and around London I have been viewing it in a different way. Usually I when I come down for work I try to… Read more »
A short video explaining a little about Nearly Wild Exploration and what it means. Building nature back into everyday life
If you want to hear more about Nearly Wild Exploration, why not visit our stand at the Countryfile Live Show in August (2nd to 5th inclusive). https://countryfilelive.com We will be there with support from some of our partners, Small Woods Association ( http://smallwoods.org.uk/ )and the National Association, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Landscapes for Life.org (http://www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/). Come… Read more »
We are very pleased to announce that we will be formally launching Nearly Wild Exploration and the new online portal at the Landscapes for Life Conference. This is part of the new relationship as a corporate partner of the National Association, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. http://www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/
My Running Holiday on the Cuckoo Trail aka Running the 2018 Cape Wrath Ultra Much of my motivation for running is to explore the natural world (the rest is to do with enabling me to eat lots without getting fat!), and when I heard about the Cape Wrath Ultra, I immediately thought that this would… Read more »
A short video chat covering a few thoughts on the meaning of Nearly Wild as a concept to explain our ‘ecological heritage’. Click here
In a world that is constantly trying to ‘pigeon hole’ us, Nearly Wild aims to provide space for the generalists….. How many times have I been asked, are you a climber, kayaker, birdwatcher, environmentalist, artist, permaculturalist, poet, greenwood worker, mountaineer, camper, forester, …… NO!!…………….. I enjoy all of them. I just love exploring the natural… Read more »
This is one of many very interesting videos available on the internet about ‘permaculture’. In brief this is a set of principles that can guide how we live (and perhaps especially known for producing food in a more ecological way) based on understanding and working with the natural world, rather than against it. I will… Read more »
Sun, sand and seals….the setting for this morning’s outdoors weaving. Not sure I’ve captured the brightness quite as I would have liked, but a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. via On the beach — Irene Evison, Nearly Wild Tapestry
via Rock pooling the tapestry weaving way — Irene Evison, Nearly Wild Tapestry
The 2016 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival has just finished, and on its closing night I was able to see Sherpa – Trouble on Everest, the 2015 documentary from director Jennifer Peedom. Sherpa, as the name suggests, is about the Sherpa people of the Khumbu valley in Nepal who work in the profitable but treacherous climbing… Read more »