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189 outdoors and rural skills workshops found

£149
Derbyshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting? Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape. Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...
£150
Devon - Next course on 31st August 2019
These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional green wood shaving horse using timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th August 2019
Children must be accompanied by an adult Our woodland crafts team have created shavehorses and hand tools specifically for children and young people to use under supervision in our woodland craft areas as part of these fantastic new family workshops. A half day family course introducing children and their accompanying adult to the correct and safe use of a range of green woodworking tools including hand drills, saws, shave horses whittling and draw knives. This...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th August 2019
Children must be accompanied by an adult Our woodland crafts team have created shavehorses and hand tools specifically for children and young people to use under supervision in our woodland craft areas as part of these fantastic new family workshops. A half day family course introducing children and their accompanying adult to the correct and safe use of a range of green woodworking tools including hand drills, saws, shave horses whittling and draw knives. This...
£45
Midlothian - Next course on 10th August 2019
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention. Workshop Content - Overview of the different types of wax and their differences in candle making....
£80
Kent - Next course on 10th August 2019
Your tutors will guide you through the process from selecting a log through to a completed spoon. The session includes: * Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects * Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid * Spoon design - overview of the proportions and features of spoons for different uses * Cleaving/splitting timber...
£85
London - Next course on 3rd August 2019
'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones. (One over two, two over one !!) These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering...
£55
Shropshire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
Basic beekeeping at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General...
£65
Bedfordshire - Next course on 10th August 2019
One-day dry stone walling course. A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !! These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You...
£40
East Sussex - Next course on 27th July 2019
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where to site your hive Overview of sustainable management Swarming Equipment needed Costs involved Plants for your bees There...

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