Helping people get closer to nature – and feel better!


From bushcraft to herbal healing, Renuka Russell is helping people to understand the many benefits of getting close to nature. Fiona Stubbs meets her.

RENUKA Russell gazes through the sun-drenched window of her study and drinks in the dramatic Peak District landscape beyond. “I really love my job!” beams the medical herbalist, forager, bushcraft specialist and sports and remedial massage therapist. “I feel really privileged to do what I do.” The national park is both Renuka’s workplace and playground, providing the inspiration to develop her lifelong love of the outdoors into a thriving business…