About Us

What's it all about?

We believe that spare time is to be enjoyed with friends and families, creating memories that will last forever. We have been helping groups create their very own weekends in the country, at some very special locations, for over 10 years. 

We have an exclusive selection of self-catering cottages and glamping sites near Bath & Bristol and a few select 4 and 5 star hotels in countryside near Bristol and in Somerset and the Cotswolds. 

There are lots of fun activities to do to make your weekend really special, particularly if you are looking for a different style of hen weekend or birthday get-together.

About us

Adrian

Ady runs our Go Wild activities company and organises our team of Go Wild instructors - with difficulty, as they are all a bit of a handful! 

 

Adrian is a Landscape Ecologist. He has a degree in Geography & Environmental Management and a Masters in Research and was previously a university lecturer & researcher in conservation & biogeography. He has also worked for Natural England and the Countryside & Higher Level Stewardship Schemes, helping landowners gain environmental benefit from their land. He has designed nature trails for several local schools and charities. Adrian has published academic papers at the International Association of Landscape Ecology and British Ecological Society, and writes a regular monthly article for regional magazine, The Mendip Times. His first book, 8 Wild Walks, was commissioned by the Mendip Hills AONB and he is currently writing a book on Wild Camping. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Adrian specialises in wild food and natural history, and leads all our corporate events with fantastic clients as diverse as Yeo Valley Organic, Clarks and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Adrian develops all our outdoor events to make sure that our groups have a great time. In addition to group events Adrian runs seasonal wild food forays. 

 

Renee

Renée started out in management training & development, working with a wide range of clients, and served as Branch Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.  Following an MBA in International Business, Renée worked as a management consultant/project director at the dawn of the internet age with organisations such as Microsoft, Intel, BT, and so on, combining her interest in technology and business with a deep knowledge of how people grow, learn and change. She designed the standards that became the entry requirement for the National E-commerce awards, was a popular speaker and writer on the future of work and has been featured in most of the leading business magazines.

Nowadays, she does our marketing and works with our suppliers as well as developing new activities for our groups. If she's not in the office, she's probably baking bread, making chilli jam or growing food in the garden...  

  

Company Information

Weekend in the Country Limited, company registration number 03995158, in England.

Registered address: Ashcroft House, Ellick Road, Blagdon, Bristol, BS40 7TU

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Telephone: 01761 462162