Woodsman (UK Edition)

November 30, 2020
Woodsman (UK Edition)

Ben Law's incredible sense of the land and his respect for ageold traditions offers a wonderful insight into the life of PricklyNut Wood.Having travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Amazon, observingage-old techniques for living in, working in and preserving forestsand woodland, Ben Law felt compelled to return home and apply hislearnings to a 400 year old plot of woodland near where he grew up— Prickly Nut Wood.This is the story of how he came live off the land, how hecoppiced and hedged and created charcoal, how he puddled and builtshelter and finally how he carved out his famous woodland home thatKevin McCloud has cited as his favourite ever Grand Design.And it's the story of the wood itself — how it lives andbreathes and affects all those who encounter it, and how it'sdeveloped over the twenty years Ben has shared in its lifespan.This transporting tale that will make you long to hear the dawnchorus and wake up every day to the serene beauty of Britain'swoodland.