Founded in 2018 by husband-and-wife team, Jamie and Sheena Corry, The Forge has brought to life their long held dream of finding a place to live more sustainably and realise their passion for rewilding.
With a background in ecological biology and countryside management, Jamie founded the Wild Bushcraft Company in 2010 and was looking for a Welsh base for his wide range of bushcraft and outdoor living skills that he runs across the UK. He is passionate about wild food and has spent many years working as a deer stalker, which is evident through the major role that wild venison plays in his courses, as well as at home in the kitchen! He is also a self-confessed tree lover and when not to be found in the woods spends a lot of his time planting trees around The Forge. At last count he had already planted over 3000…
Sheena is Welsh born and bred and was eager to return to her Denbighshire roots, home to her family since the 16th century, and raise their children bi-lingually. After spending many years working around the world to help organisations adapt to change and become more inclusive and diverse, she now uses this experience to help guests at The Forge learn more about living more sustainably and making the outdoors more accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. She loves foraging and growing her own vegetables and is a keen trail runner and wild swimmer, and is always happy to share her top tips for the best local spots to do both. She also has a borderline obsession with local vintage shops, and loves nothing more than upcycling pre-loved pieces, many of which you will see dotted all around The Forge.
Ed joined the team in 2019, an enthusiastic bushcraft instructor with a passion for all things outdoorsy. Ed loves nothing better than teaching others how to get the most out of their campfires or identify the different wild plants and animals we have around The Forge. He is also a fantastic glamping host, helping our guests get settled in and feel at home right away.
Lewis joined us in March 2021 and makes sure that every guest who stays at The Forge has an exceptional experience from the moment they step through the gate right through to when we wave them goodbye. Having grown up in the local area and with a passion for cycling and ultra distance running, Lewis is a font of local knowledge when it comes to getting off the beaten track and avoiding the crowds in some of the most stunning, secret locations in North Wales. He also passionate about sustainable living and enjoys getting stuck into one of our many rewilding projects at The Forge, as well as at our local nature reserves.
Alys also joined us in March 2021 and describes herself as feeling at home in nature having grown up on a local farm and always being outside. She enjoys working as a team and preparing the facilities to make it a great experience for the guests. A nurse previously, Alys is now passionate about all things complimentary, including the benefits of nature and all she has to offer. She also enjoys local history, folklore and the mountains!