Goodfest Merlin Hanbury-Tenison
Merlin grew up at Cabilla, where he has always found peace and tranquility that he has longed to share with others. After eight years in the British Army, he retired from service and spent a further eight years working in the heart of London. During this period, the importance of spending time in nature became clearer and clearer to him, as he witnessed the increasing levels of stress and anxiety brought about by urban living. Returning to Cabilla has given him the opportunity to open up the ancient oak woods and grazing land for visitors, groups, scientists and farmers to explore.