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 to learn about and engage with their natural surroundings, including how to identify plants and forage safely. I believe that everyone benefits from being outdoors physically, intellectually, and emotionally and that it is vital for our mental health. I include mindfulness techniques to bring that extra dimension into my sessions. “

Renuka’s favourite plant is the dandelion because it is the ultimate survivalist and has so much to teach us about how to adapt and thrive in whatever environment we find ourselves in. 

About Us

Here at Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft we aim to make Bushcraft accessible to as many people as possible. You don't require any Bushcraft experience at all to attend any of our events.


Yorkshire Dales Bushcraft has a number of basecamps across the mainland and the Scottish Isles. Please check via the events page on our website for the location(s) of each of our experiences.


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