The Wellderness Blog

Waterproofs and wellies

Mark Davies spoke to Gina Bradbury Fox from the Outdoor Guide about the Waterproofs and Wellies campaign that aims to give 10 sets of waterproof jackets, trousers and wellie boots to each state primary school in the United Kingdom

Elephants and giraffe in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Talking Nature Therapy with the Eco Monkey

by Mark Davies In Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, you’ll find the Nyamandhlovu platform. Here, you can sit for hours and watch all Southern Africa’s wildlife visit the watering hole. Alongside elephants, giraffes and impala, you might find the lesser spotted Eco Monkey, luxuriating in the nature that gather there, year-round. “It’s such a beautiful place,”…

We talk Tai Chi with Debbie Fox

I found the gentle tranquillity of Tai Chi, accompanied by rustling leaves and chirpy birds at once other-worldly and perfectly placed. Plus, as I skirted the edges, quietly photographing the group, I found Matt Dumbleton sat on a tree stump, tear-streaked cheeks bulging with the smile of a man whose vision was manifesting before his eyes.

The Will van Zyl interview

I spoke to Will in February 2022, just as storm Eunice forced us to hunker down, terrified of being blown away. Outside my window, the trees jigged and jived, setting a manic background to Will’s easy, laidback demeanour. 

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