Charlie grew up in and around the back roads of the Tamar Valley, just on the border of Devonshire and Cornwall. He spent most of his formative years walking dogs and camping around Dartmoor, and was an avid member of the scouts, Air Training Corps, and various other outdoor-focused clubs. He has a passion for anything with horsepower (including the four-legged and two-wheeled varieties), as well as an extreme interest in old skills such as timber framing and blacksmithing.
His West Country roots have given him a keen taste for pasties, washed down with a pint of scrumpy.
He has also completed a BSc Hons degree in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, which he chose to pursue after a few grueling years on the ground floor as a tree surgeon.
His dissertation was primarily focused on replanting trees around previously felled stumps, and the biological relationship between them. Whilst studying for my final year he also took the opportunity to live full time in a camper van, passing the time by travelling around various national parks around England, and serenading the local wildlife with his harmonica.
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