Find out who is looking after you...
Thom Hunt - The Director
The UK's leading expert on Wild Food, Thom has spent his whole life fascinated by wild environments and animals. He runs foraging courses, sea fishing expeditions, and butchery sessions. Thom is a qualified Marine Biologist, Master Scuba Diving Instructor, keen hunter, spear fisherman, bush craft enthusiast and all round international adventurer. Thom's main role now is to oversee the direction of 7th Rise as his knowledge, skills and experience in the outdoors has led to a career in TV presenting, fronting 6 series across 40 countries in the last 4 years.
Izzie MacQueen - The Manager
With a passion for travelling to remote places, such as Scandinavia and Patagonia, Izzie is always looking for new adventures in the wild outdoors; her passions lie in river and sea swimming, forest hikes and roaming the coast with her dog. She'll also be on site to introduce you to the 7th Rise lifestyle and is your go to for all booking enquiries. Contact her on 07432186035 or [email protected]
Jay, Johan & Rich - The instructors
These are the guys that cover most of our adventurous activities and will be the ones to lead you through canoeing, bushcraft, survival and archery courses. All incredibly experienced in Wild habitats and between them they boast credentials such as growing up in the wilds of Sweden, teaching Ray Mears specialist canoeing techniques and owning the coolest oldschool land rover on the planet - you'll have to meet them to ask who did what!
Stuart Woodman - Head Food Instructor/Master Wild Brewer
Stuart is the epitome of the 7th Rise ethos, if he didn't work for us he'd be out doing it anyway! His love for Wild environments is both inspiring and calming, and his knowledge of edible plants is superb. In particular Stuart has spent the last 15 years in the kitchen perfecting his brewing techniques, and in 2016 Staurt opened an award-winning micro-brewery Woodman's Wild Ale, specialising in beers brewed using wild ingredients and ancient techniques.
Matt Vernon - The Foraging Chef
Matt has been based in Cornwall and around the River Fal for the last 10 years and is the previous owner of the Cornish Mussel Shack. Matt is our resident wild food chef extraordinare, with a flair in the kitchen and a keen forager and outdoorsman. When Matt isn't spending time with his young family he is out making the most of the Cornish wilderness, finding his next meal and inspiration for a new dish! Due to his diverse skills and enthusiastic nature, Matt has made numerous guest appearences on TV and created multiple wild recipes for books and magazines.