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Training Directory - Country Craft Short Courses

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Country Craft  - Short Training Courses

 

This section covers craft courses which can be anything using traditional skills e.g. hurdle making, felting or basketweaving.  Although some of these may not be necessary to your ultimate work related goals they are complementary to an all-round countryside knowledge and are vital in keeping alive ancient skills and traditions; and they all make for a enjoyable, informative experience.

04/06/2020 Netted Bags from Natural Cordage 2 Days

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Make a netted bag from natural cordage. Two days in the woods, foraging and processing your plant fibres and then looping it into a small bag, perfect to hold and carry your water bottle, your phone, etc.Camping option available.











Cost £190

05/06/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

05/06/2020 Woodland Ways Advanced Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/3bVJ5IW

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £259

06/06/2020 Watercolour Painting 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2HwgRa5

Be inspired by the ancient woodland of Nower Wood and learn how to use watercolours to create beautiful paintings of the surrounding trees in Spring

Cost £60 members/£72 non-members

06/06/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

06/06/2020 Decorative Stone Carving 2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service 1636 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.info/33eXrAd

Learn how to carve a decorative stone from a design of your choice

Cost £90 (discounts for those on certain benefits/allowances - please ask for details)

08/06/2020 Mindfulness in Woodland settings 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Explore and experience a variety of activities that will connect you with nature and it's benefits to physical and mental health and well-being. Learn the theory and practice of mindfulness and how its benefits are enhanced by being in a woodland. Learn a range of activities to enhance your creativity.

Cost £160

12/06/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

13/06/2020 Milking stool 1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Using a single log you will make a simple traditional 3 legged stool with a shaped solid seat designed to meet your own style and specification. You will split, carve and shape the seat and legs, make strong mortice and tenon joints, Finishing and preserving.

Cost £75

13/06/2020 Lino Printing 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/37pn81D

You will learn how to carve a picture or drawing into lino and then use hand printing methods to develop your own designs. You can experiment by adding coloured paper, print onto book pages and even maps to create unique prints.

Cost £55 members/£67 non-members

13/06/2020 Earth Oven Building" 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/earth-oven-building-2/

Join us for this practical, hands-on day where you learn the subtle arts of working with cob. Anyone can learn how to build their own oven, using natural low-impact materials that are easy to come by.

Cost £70

13/06/2020 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/compost-toilets/

Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. Learn about off the shelf systems as well as the impacts of urine separation and chamber layout on output quality and quantity. Also covered are the requirements for planning permission, the management of greywater, safety and hygiene.

Cost £70

13/06/2020 Make your own Iron Age pottery 1 Day

Butser Education CIC, Chalton Lane, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

Spend a day learning about and making Iron Age pottery with Bill Crumbleholme. From digging clay (bring your own samples), preparing it and then hand building pots. Watch a simple bonfire firing so that you know how to fire your pots at home. No experience needed. Any age.

Cost £65

13/06/2020 Bee Skep Making Workshop 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

Tutor Julie LeFevre. Tto support the resurgence in natural bee keeping she makes bee skeps using traditional methods. In this workshop you will learn to make your own skep in the traditional way. No experience is needed. Julie is listed as Skep Maker with the Heritage Crafts Association.

Cost £90

14/06/2020 Flint tools - advanced study day 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

This flint study is for the field archaeologist or flint tool enthusiast who wishes to go beyond introductory knapping and identification, and gain a deeper understanding of flints. With flint authority Bob Turner, the objective of the workshop is to provide a clear insight into the manufacturing techniques.

Cost £95

17/06/2020 Natural Dyeing using Local Plants 1 Day

Godstone, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2wbN8k5

Discover how to dye wool into a range of different colours using plants from your garden and the local area.

Cost £55 members/£67 non-members

19/06/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

19/06/2020 Bow Making Bushcraft Weekend Course 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2PaEn0g

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £275

20/06/2020 Shrink Pot Carving 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/shrink-pot-carving/

Spend a day in a beautiful setting learning how to carve a wooden shrink pot from start to finish. This course is a great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing.

Cost £65

20/06/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

20/06/2020 Bark Baskets/Containers 2 Days

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

From tree to basket: two days in the woods making a large, sturdy, long-lasting woven bark storage basket from sweet chestnut. In-depth course, foraging/processing all your materials. Learn a traditional weave and process, nothing but the bark used in your basket. Camping option. Suitable for all levels.









Cost £190

22/06/2020 10 Day Woodland Immersion Survival Course 10 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2V7P33u

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £895

26/06/2020 Natural cordage and glues weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2SIiMOT

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Cost £275

26/06/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

26/06/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Near Brickhill, Bedfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

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Cost £249

27/06/2020 Woodland Sketching 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3bv9uNT

Join artist Carol Baker for a day of sketching trees in the ancient woodland of Nower Wood.

Cost £60 members/£72 non-members

27/06/2020 Renewables for Households: Wind Turbines 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/renewables-for-households-wind-turbines/

Whether you're thinking of installing wind turbines at home, in your community or for your business, this one day course will give you an in depth understanding of the factors you'll need to consider.

Cost £70

27/06/2020 Fire Craft 1 Day

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Comprehensive exploration of making fire using the ancient technique of percussion. Time to explore and develop your skills of safely turning a spark into a fire that will hold its own.Learn how to identify, gather, prep and use tinder from the woods.Suitable for all levels. Camping option.







Cost £95

29/06/2020 Build a Shed: for absolute beginners 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/build-a-shed-for-absolute-beginners/

During this course you will become confident and adept at using battery powered tools, hand tools, measuring and marking out joints while building a beautiful and functional shed, workshop, art space or garden getaway.

Cost £650

03/07/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

04/07/2020 Cob Building 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/cob-building/

A natural building material that has been used around the world for hundreds of years, cob is a highly versatile way of building that can be sculpted to create beautiful, unique structures. Get to grips with the theory and practice of building with cob on this highly practical two-day course.

Cost £200

04/07/2020 Paddle making 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Work with boat builder and artist Clinton Chaloner to make a personalised paddle. Suitable for water enthusiast. use a single piece of cleft ash to craft a paddle suited to your needs. Select suitable wood, Split and cleave an ash blank, shape and fine finish using traditional hand tools.

Cost £180

04/07/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

06/07/2020 IOL Bushcraft Competency Training 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/329PHPL

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £300

11/07/2020 Introduction to Pole Lathe turning 1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Great opportunity to learn the basic principles and techniques of pole lathe turning to get you started, tool selection, wood selection, forming a billet and using a shave horse, setting up a pole lathe, turning techniques to create a number of different products.

Cost £85

11/07/2020 Flint Knapping Day Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/39HAPdU

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

11/07/2020 Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven 1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service 1638 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.info/33eXrAd

Learn about the basic Walter Segal designed timber frame structure in this course which is a mixture of theory and practical

Cost £122 (discounts for those on certain benefits/allowances - please ask for details)

11/07/2020 Green Wood Working 1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service 1639 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.info/33eXrAd

Use specialist tools and skills to carve green wood, including pole lathing and axe hewing. Find out about the sustainability of this traditional craft

Cost £47 (discounts for those on certain benefits/allowances - please ask for details)

12/07/2020 Flint Knapping Day Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/39HAPdU

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

12/07/2020 Advanced Flint Knapping 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

If you already have some flint knapping experience and want to take your work to a higher level, this workshop will allow you to try some of the more difficult tasks in making your flint tools. Tutor Bob Turner.

Cost £75

17/07/2020 Basketry and bark work weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/37HBXNk

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £275

17/07/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

18/07/2020 Spoon Carving 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/spoon-carving-2/

Spend a day in nature discovering the ancient art of spoon carving. This course is a great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing. You'll leave with the skills and knowledge to start carving, and with your own spoon!

Cost £65

18/07/2020 Renewables for Households: solar hot water 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/renewables-for-households-solar-hot-water/

Learn how you can use solar water heating systems (solar thermal) to directly heat water. The course will cover the different solar water systems available, how they work, and how to assess which is best for your needs.

Cost £70

20/07/2020 Charcoal making 1 Day

West Lothian, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/2yqbXdb

On this one day workshop you will learn the skill of charcoal making using the simple drum method. W will look at wood selection, stacking methods and safe lighting, burning and clamp down.

23/07/2020 Family Survival Course 2 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFHSrw

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £100

24/07/2020 A Way of Building: Using locally sourced materials 4 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2DZs9lr

Gain hands-on experience in designing and building a structure from scratch, working with wood, stone, straw and other natural materials. The course also explores the culture of making, and the contribution this makes to effective change for transitional communities in situations of scarce resources, particularly in informal urban settlements.

Cost £460

24/07/2020 Fur On Hide Working Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/39MJDz9

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £275

25/07/2020 Eco Printing 1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service 1642 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.info/33eXrAd

Eco Printing is an experimental process where leaves and other plant material are wrapped in fabric then combined with heat and moisture to produce beautiful marks and prints on both papers and fabrics.

Cost £10 (discounts for those on certain benefits/allowances - please ask for details)

27/07/2020 Family Survival Course 2 Days

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFHSrw

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £100

29/07/2020 IOL Bushcraft Competency Training 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/329PHPL

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £300

31/07/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

01/08/2020 Woodland Yoga Retreat (One Day) 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2SDRzvL

Find peace and tranquillity within the ancient woodland while being lead through a fabulous day of yoga practice.

Cost £65 members/£77 non-members

01/08/2020 Hempcrete: retrofitting for self-builders 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2uZGgpU

A low carbon insulation material that?s flexible and easy to use. This course will give you a good understanding of the principles involved in hempcrete and the chance for some hands-on practice. Suitable for self-builders and for professional builders who would like to add to their skill-base.

Cost £100

01/08/2020 DIY Pallet Furniture 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/39qB2m1

Transform waste pallets into bespoke furniture for your home and garden. A hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to get started with upcycled furniture. Tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones will take you through every step ? from sourcing your pallets and planning your project to marking out and using power tools safely.

Cost £55

03/08/2020 Wild Skills Week 07/08/2020 Day

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Growing Confidence Project 01743852040 j.duffell@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/36EGC2I

Immerse yourself in nature! Spend five days on this action packed residential based on land and water. Explore the River Severn by canoe, get closer to wildlife, learn bushcraft, take part in practical conservation tasks, and share stories, songs and games around a campfire.

Cost £75

03/08/2020 Family Survival Course 2 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFHSrw

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £100

03/08/2020 Build a Natural House 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2vJwPez

Develop the skills to build your own outhouse, garden retreat or extend or build your own home. CAT's Master Carpenter and star of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Carwyn Lloyd Jones will guide you through an inspiring week exploring all the basic elements of creating a natural earth building.

Cost £650

06/08/2020 Create your own Shave Horse 2 Days

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2vxdZqk

Work together with expert wood carvers from the Tree Pirates team to create the single most important tool for anyone working with wood - The Shave Horse.

Cost £177 members/£189 non-members

06/08/2020 Family Survival Course 2 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFHSrw

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £100

07/08/2020 Bow Making Bushcraft Weekend Course 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2PaEn0g

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £275

08/08/2020 Carve a Green Man Wall Hanging 2 Days

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/38q5wns

Learn how to safely saw, chisel, carve and sand your own Green Man wooden hanging.

Cost £165 members/£177 non-members

08/08/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

08/08/2020 Introduction to Solar P.V. & Off Grid Solar P.V 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/38rH5oS

Design, combine and connect a range of different systems as you get to grips with grid-connected and off-grid photovoltaics. A great introduction for anyone who wants to understand how the technology works and get some hands-on practice with different designs.

Cost £215

09/08/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

10/08/2020 Woodland Ways Week - 5 Days Survival Course 5 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/37DSbXC

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Cost £475

10/08/2020 Building with Strawbales 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2uWtDvN

If you?re thinking of building your own eco home, workshop or community space, straw bales could be the answer. This five-day introduction to working with straw combines practical hands-on building workshops with talks and tours to give you an in-depth understanding of this versatile, low-impact material.

Cost £650

14/08/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

15/08/2020 Renewables for Households: Heat Pumps 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/38rHaZI

Heat pumps are often advertised as 'free heat'; for a small amount of energy in, they can emit more energy out. Come and explore the science, develop a cost benefit analysis and quantify the emissions reductions, enabling you to decide if a heat pump is right for you.

Cost £70

19/08/2020 IOL Bushcraft Competency Training 3 Days

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/329PHPL

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £300

22/08/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

22/08/2020 Medicinal Herbs through time 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

A look at medicinal plants and their uses with Medical Herbalist Laura Uphill. How much has the use of local and garden plants changed when treating disease? This workshop will look at taste and use of plants, as well as discussion and preparation of herbs.

Cost £65

23/08/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £95

24/08/2020 Family Survival Course 2 Days

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFHSrw

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £100

26/08/2020 Summer Series (5) Homes - building havens for wildlife 1 Day

Godstone, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/38nhZZ7

Learn which are the best homes for attracting and keeping all forms of wildlife in your green spaces. Book one or all five in this summer series.

Cost £25 Members/£37 non-members

28/08/2020 Coracle making 3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Make your own Coracle and paddle. Learn techniques for bending ash laths to shape, nailing, clenching nails and fixing and tailoring the calico cover ready 3 coats of waterproofing with. You will leave with a finished coracle and paddle ready for the Coracle Regatta on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Cost £350

28/08/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

28/08/2020 Woodland Ways Advanced Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/3bVJ5IW

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £259

01/09/2020 Charcoal making 1 Day

West Lothian, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/2yqbXdb

On this one day workshop you will learn the skill of charcoal making using the simple drum method. W will look at wood selection, stacking methods and safe lighting, burning and clamp down.

04/09/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

Please visit our website for further information.

Cost £249

05/09/2020 Earth Oven Building 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3ayRG33

Join us for this hands-on day where you will learn how to build a cob oven from scratch, using readily available, natural and low-impact materials. In the afternoon, your tutor will demonstrate lighting a fire in the onsite clay oven before cooking pizza as a group.

Cost £70

05/09/2020 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2uWtGrt

Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. This is not a building course but rather an overview of the components required to make a compost toilet system work, the biology of composting to maximise performance, and the cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets.

Cost £70

05/09/2020 Natural Dyeing 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

This will be an introduction into natural dyes and the dye process that transforms local plants and kitchen spices into simple dyes. Feel free to bring your own pieces of fabric to dye, from linen to wool, silk to cotton.

Cost £65

06/09/2020 Ancient Skills Fire and Glue 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

Hands-on workshop in a small group to learn different ancient methods of fire lighting. You’ll learn how to make and use an ancient plant-based glue. This glue can then be used to join flint tools and weapons to a wooden haft. Tutor Mark Havey.

Cost £75

06/09/2020 Intuitive Herbal workshop 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

An opportunity to work deeply with the beautiful wild plants that surround us, we will explore our intuitive response to the healing power of flowers, herbs and trees. With intuitive plant worker Lucy Holden and wild living guide Tamara Colchester, we will journey into the dreamtime of the plant world.

Cost £60

12/09/2020 Shrink Pots 1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

Using simple techniques and tools you will carve a drinking cup or pot using one piece of a greenwood branch. The base will be crafted from seasoned wood to allow the pot to shrink and seal. select suitable wood, tool selection and sharpening, carving and whittling techniques, Seasoning and finishing.

Cost £75

13/09/2020 Make a Foraging Basket 1 Day

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Spend a day in the woods making a rush foraging basket. These baskets hang across the body, perfect for foraging berries, nuts etc or just for carrying things in. Rush is a native plant with a long history of use in basket making. Particularly suitable for beginners. Camping option available.





Cost £95

26/09/2020 Inspirational Nature Writing 1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust 01300320684 hradice@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Join published nature writers Anita Roy (A Year at Kingcombe) and Sara Hudston (Guardian Country Diary) for a day of practical writing exercises and inspiring readings.

Cost £80.00

26/09/2020 Basketry Day Course 1 Day

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2uf2OCF

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Cost £95

26/09/2020 Renewables for Households: Biomass 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2TLoiQq

Heat from biomass is one of our oldest forms of energy use, and still has a lot to offer in the 21st century. This course will help you to explore the options and suitability of biomass systems for your house, community or business.

Cost £70

26/09/2020 Make a Folding Stool 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2TLojns

Fed up of seeing piles of broken and discarded, mass produced camp chairs in the bin. Come and learn how to make your own sustainable camp furniture on this one day course. You'll leave with your very own folding camp stool to use at your next festival.

Cost £70

27/09/2020 Fire Lighting Day Course 1 Day

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2T2c0T8

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Cost £95

02/10/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

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Cost £249

03/10/2020 Shrink Pot Carving 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/38n0hnJ

Spend a day in a beautiful setting learning how to carve a wooden shrink pot from start to finish. This course is a great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing. You'll leave with the skills and knowledge needed to start carving, and with your own hand made shrink pot or two!

Cost £65

03/10/2020 Flax and weaving workshop 1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm 02392598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk c-js.info/3cM7nWx

Learn how to change flax to linen using traditional techniques. You’ll learn to be a ‘scutcher’ or a ‘breaker’ and change the plant fibre into a simple string. You’ll also have a chance to spin flax on a drop spindle and to learn some simple weaving techniques. Tutor Catherine Guilder.

Cost £65

03/10/2020 Make a Reed Mace Basket 1 Day

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Spend a day in the woods making a basket from foraged wild reed mace, (often known as bulrush). We’ll gather some of it on the day from the site.You’ll learn how to harvest, store and process this easily available and useful basketry plant. Suitable for all levels including beginners



Cost £95

05/10/2020 Woodland Ways Week - 5 Days Survival Course 5 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/37DSbXC

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Cost £475

08/10/2020 Woodland Ways Walks - Int. Map reading and Navigation Course 2 Days

Edale, Peak District, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2HFWN4V

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Cost £110

09/10/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

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Cost £249

10/10/2020 Flat Bottom Willow Baskets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3087WHy

Learn to create willow baskets using the stake and strand technique and make your own beautiful willow basket. Expert teacher and basket maker Pippa Scott will show you how to make a traditional round basket during this day long course.

Cost £65

10/10/2020 Spoon Carving 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2uUa1s0

Spend a day in nature discovering the ancient art of spoon carving. This course is a great way to get started with woodworking, covering choosing materials, using tools safely, carving techniques, and drying and finishing. You'll leave with the skills and knowledge needed to start carving, and with your own home-made spoon!

Cost £65

16/10/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Derbyshire - Haddon Hall Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

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Cost £249

17/10/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

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Cost £95

17/10/2020 Traditional Timber Frame Joints 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/38rvNkK

Learn how to measure, mark out and cut perfect joints used in traditional timber framing. This one day course covers all the basics of traditional joints, from choosing your timber and working out what kind of joint you need to using hands tools and power tools safely.

Cost £90

17/10/2020 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2TG0n4D

Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. This is not a building course but rather an overview of the components required to make a compost toilet system work, the biology of composting to maximise performance, and the cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets.

Cost £70

18/10/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

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Cost £95

19/10/2020 Bramble Baskets 2 Days

Near Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Two days in the woods making a (non-prickly) bramble and wild rose frame basket from materials you’ve foraged.Perfect for foraging berries/mushrooms etc. Also great for storing eggs, garlic and that kind of thing in your kitchen. You’ll see those pesky brambles in a whole new light. Suitable for all levels.

Cost £190

23/10/2020 Woodland Ways Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2vSmxZ3

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Cost £249

24/10/2020 Build a Small Wind Turbine 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3arlFtF

Learn to build an electricity generating wind turbine from simple materials, using a range of hand tools and techniques. You will carve a wooden blade, turn a copper coil, manipulate powerful magnets and fabricate a metal mounting together as a team. Once all the parts are brought together the complete turbine is tested on a short tower and you will see your hard work rewarded as the batteries fully charge.

Cost £200

30/10/2020 Fire Lighting Bushcraft Weekend 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2T2c5WW

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Cost £95

07/11/2020 Bushcraft Fundamentals Course 1 Day

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/328NzYv

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Cost £95

13/11/2020 Axe Workshop & Tree Interpretation 3 Days

Oxfordshire, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2wpB2E3

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Cost £259

14/11/2020 Make an Ivy Basket 2 Days

Firle Village Hall, Nr Lewes, Native Hands ruby@nativehands.co.uk nativehands.co.uk

Forage ivy from the woods, weave a frame basket with a strap for wearing across your body for foraging/carrying things,hang on the wall for storing lemons, eggs etc. Suitable for people who have some experience of basketmaking, or who enjoy (and feel reasonably confident) making things. Not for complete beginners.

Cost £190

20/11/2020 Axe Workshop & Tree Interpretation 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2wpB2E3

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Cost £259

20/11/2020 Winter Survival Skills Weekend Course 3 Days

Leicestershire - Belvoir Castle Estate, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2SHh6oU

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Cost £259

04/12/2020 Winter Survival Skills Weekend Course 3 Days

East Lothian- Scotland, Woodland Ways 01234 351006 info@woodland-ways.co.uk c-js.info/2SHh6oU

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Cost £259

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