Who are we?

Piers Clifford is a Trained Forest School Leader and BACP Accredited Counsellor and First Aider.

Piers Clifford is a Trained Forest School Leader and BACP Accredited Counsellor and First Aider.

Fireside Forest School is an association of artists, craftsmen, therapists, youth workers an Forest School practitioners led by Piers Clifford, a level 3 trained Forest School Leader and a BACP accredited counsellor and first-aider with 15 years experience working with young people in a woodland setting.

Piers is experienced in teaching many traditional woodland crafts, bushcraft, fire lore and fireside cooking, woodland ecology and maintenance, leather tanning and leatherwork.

He loves the outdoors, particularly the woods and feels passionately that we all have a lot to learn by being there, and that we can also bring something valuable to the care of the woods and our world. He is also a big fan of the value of play and having fun.

He is a father of three and a foster carer and loves inspiring and engaging children and young people with the natural world.

He is fully insured with Birnbeck Insurance for 5 million public liability.