Your Chance To Greet the Team Looking After You

James Anthony Hehir. Ba Hons.

He is the founder of Spirited Adventure, Head Instructor and Adventure Designer.  


An avid outdoorsman since his childhood, James has a passion and enthusiasm for adventure, bushcraft, self-reliance, foraging, camping, whittling and shooting. 



James has spent many years working in Television as a documentary editor and film maker, crafting and refining his story-telling skills. He is now putting those skills to use creating interesting, exciting and informative adventures for Spirited Adventure.



'Trained Hunter' at BASC DSC1 level.  Deer Stalker.

BASC - British Association for Shooting and Conservation. Qualified to hunt, kill prepare & sell meat professionally. 

BASC Airgun Instructor.

Qualified to set up, legal, skills and awareness to safely instruct other with an air rifle.

BASC Airgun Club Safety Officer.

Qualified to set up, legal, skills and awareness to run an airgun range safely on a green field or club site.

NSRA Diploma National Youth Proficiency Scheme.

 NSRA - National Smallbore Rifle Association. Qualified to teach air rifle marksmanship.

Wilderness First Aid - MediPro UK

Qualified for first aid, which fulfills the requirements of the National Governing bodies for the outdoor sector.

Safe use of cutting tools and axes

Qualified to instruct on knife & axe skills. Trained by Craig Fordham at Black Wolf Survival.

IOL Bushcraft Professional Practice Group

Food Safety & Hygiene for catering - level 2

Standard for local Authorities, UK & EU Legal requirements.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Checked.


Anne Marie 

Business partner, Guest Bookings and Client Manager.


Anne Marie is dedicated to ensuring that our guests get the very best experience possible. She coordinates adventure dates, instructors, camp facilities and supplies to ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the season.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Checked.

Peter Minns 

Course Creator, Shooting Instructor.


Peter is dedicated to all things rural and is passionate about countryside activities. Whether it's camping, shooting, felling trees or tending livestock his vast knowledge of all things outdoors is a huge attribute for Spirited Adventure.

Mark Simon an ex British soldier of 10 years service.

4x4 off-road specialist, Navigation instructor, Marksman, Range Safety Officer, Rock Climber, Mountaineer, Fisherman and Bushcrafter.


He's got tons of first hand experience and plenty of true grit. What he doesn't know definitely is not worth knowing.