Specialisms: Mental Health, Addiction, Outdoor Activity
Harrison Ward, perhaps better known as Fell Foodie, is an outdoor cook who loves to recreate restaurant-style meals on minimal equipment (usually a campstove) in remote locations.
He has a strong following across various social media platforms and has featured regularly in the media inc Countryfile Magazine, Men's Fitness, Metro etc. He is a brand advocate for Volvo Car UK, recently featured on the BBC in Dame Mary Berry's latest series ‘Love to Cook’, Channel 5 on ‘Winter on the Farm’ and has been an Ordnance Survey Champion since 2020.
His life was very different just some short years ago. Struggling with a clinical depression first appearing in his adolescence, Harrison's life spiralled out of control. At its worst, he was consuming in excess of 20 pints daily, was a full-time smoker and had ballooned in weight to over 22 stone.
The end of a relationship and a personal breakdown led to a major life change. Harrison is now over 7 years sober, has thrown himself into fitness and hiking and merged his passion for food into his new routine. He takes modern practices back to their primal roots and shows what can be cooked in the mountains as well as sharing the importance of time outdoors for physical and mental wellbeing.
He now regularly delivers talks at festivals, on podcasts, workplaces and as a keynote speaker about his personal battle with depression, suicidal thoughts and journey from an overweight, alcoholic, smoker to the fit, fell loving foodie he is today.
His debut cook book, Cook Out has been published by Vertebrate Publishing in 2023.