All Team

Renuka Russel – I’m a Forager & Western Medical Herbalist with a particular interest in exploring how we can use medicinal plants and trees growing locally.  Renuka says; “I love being outdoors whatever the weather and run workshops, walks and community events to inspire others…

Mrs. Moon works closely with Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft, overseeing our School planning and cross-curriculum timetables. Nikki also runs a very busy Tutoring business – Moon Education. 

Jonathan Stodart

Founder & Operations Director

Jonathan Founded YDB around 4 years ago. He as travelled extensively throughout the Middle East, Canada and Asia, practicing Bushcraft and survival skills in some of the worlds most inhospitable environments.


Birthday Party Coordinator

Rachel joined YDB in 2019. Rachel has recently completed the level 3 Forest school practitioner level qualification and currently works within a primary school setting. Rachel is a fantastic addition to our team and can be found coordinating our awesome birthday parties.

Kris Cameron – Bushcraft Instructor

Chief School Planner and Lead Instructor

Kris joined YDB in 2020 after working extensively in Canada and other regions of the world. Kris holds a Degree in Outdoor activity and leadership and has also successfully completed an 8 day Bushcraft IOL Training course. Kris delivers our cross-curriculum Bushcraft package throughout various schools and organizations.

About Us

Our aim is to inspire, encourage and educate, everyone to reconnect with nature and enjoy what it has to offer.


YDB has various base camps across Yorkshire. Please see your course for details


Office hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Telephone: 07919 148210Email: [email protected]

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