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.
Alys 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!
Joe started at The Forge in May 2023 and brings a wealth of experience in both construction and bushcraft and is a master at striking just the right balance of keeping the place looking pristine, yet beautifully wild at the same time. Joe grew up in the area and shares our love of sustainable living, and when not at work focuses his time on renovating old houses and growing his own food with his young family.