I set up Nix in Nature in the Spring of 2013 with the help of my partner Will. We aim to offer affordable ranger led walks to all ages and abilities, enthusing those who join us to share our passion about nature and all that it has to offer. We try to share a wide range of accessible knowledge, therefore hopefully appealing to everyone in the group so that they can later continue on their own nature journeys once they leave us. As well as the amazing flora and fauna that can be found within the forest, we like to share our own interests from wild foods and bushcraft to magic and folklore.
Experience After leaving the rat race we decided to follow our dream of working and living in the countryside. More can be read about our journey on my personal blog. Some may already know us from working as rangers at Forest Holidays, where we met some lovely people on our walks. Here is an example of some of the comments we were lucky enough to receive;
"This summer my family stayed at your Cobleland Caravan Park in Scotland. The site was excellent for cleanliness and quiet. We booked a guided cycle tour of the forest. I would like to say that all the staff were lovely but the Forest Rangers (Will and Nikki) where amazing. The service they gave was brilliant. They were so knowledgable about the area and its wildlife and fauna. They were friendly but professional and their passion for their work is rare to see. They really made our short visit special and we will definately return to the area again and hopefully have more time to take part in other persuits that Will and Nikki supervise. They are a great asset to your organisation. Thank you for providing such an enjoyable service". August 2010 via Uk Campsite
We are really lucky to be able to be based at Cobleland Campsite this year as we make a start with our own business and look forward to seeing both the regulars and newcomers.
Future Plans We are fully qualified CTC Trail Mountain Bike Leaders and hope to offer this shortly, also this and our walks further afield. We are planning to complete our Mountian Leader Award as soon as possible and are excited about how everything might evolve. I plan to return to my more creative side again with paint and whatever else takes my fancy, and on a completely different angle I am currently training to be a Reiki Practitioner, studying at Lendrick Lodge.