Simon Damant works at the forge on the Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire.
Forester Simon Damant at work on the 1840-built forge on the Wimpole Estate.
A former Special Air Service Reservist and English national scything champion, Simon runs courses in the blacksmith’s art, cider making, woodland management and pole lathing, among a host of other rural skills at the National Trust site in Cambridgeshire.
Editorial feature photography commissioned for Gridline magazine.
©Roy Kilcullen Photography