On International Women’s Day this year, I was in Canterbury, Kent doing workshops with three female-run companies.
The first workshop is run by Hannah Nicholls of Natural Pathways. She was raised on a small holding in Suffolk, then moved to Australia to spend time with her sister in the Daintree rain forest. She spent a year on her own with three young children, no electricity, no running water, and found herself sweeping up scorpions every morning. Nicholls has been teaching bushcraft for 21 years now, having trained with Thomas Schorr-Kon at the Trackways school in the UK and Tom Brown Junior’s Tracker School in the USA.