Learn rural skills and crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Countryside skills and smallholding practices are not just incredibly useful but also great fun! Learn hedge-laying chainsawing, orchard maintenance, grow your own veg, animal breeding, rearing and butchery. If you have dreams or becoming self sufficient, you'll need these skills!
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...
This hugely enjoyable and satisfying 2 day course provides a great introduction to traditional ‘green wood working’ skills and includes all materials and lovely home made food. You’ll learn all about ancient woodcraft techniques (no power tools here!) and out of a recently felled ‘green’ log you’ll create your own unique rustic stool to take home.
Who is this woodworking course for?
Whether it’s for you or as a gift, the course is suitable for...
A One Day Beekeeping Experience
A great experience for anyone interested in Bees, or considering taking up Beekeeping. You will learn in a small group all about this cherished insect, getting the opportunity to see inside a working Beehive. Taking home; a certificate, a pound of honey, a bee related gift and notes about the honey bee.
Course Programme: Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
1. Introduction to Bees
Learn all about these incredible creatures; the different...
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat, bag or basket in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris).
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you.
For the hats you will start with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure.
***50% off on the course starting 1 June – quote WINE50 when booking***
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make traditional Country Wines. Taking home a gallon of your own Wine to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home.
A Mead Making course is held in the afternoon. If both courses are booked...
***50% off on the course starting 1 June – quote MEAD50 when booking***
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make this traditional Honey Wine. Taking home a gallon of your own Mead to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home.
A Traditional Wine Making course is held in the morning. If both courses...
Create a decorative and functional version of the well-loved garden trug to transport and display your garden bounties; flowers veg. or kindling.
An excellent introduction to basket making. Discover the smell, creak and relaxing rhythm of weaving with supple willow. No previous experience required.
Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses...
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.
- Overview of the different types of wax and their differences in candle making....
Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!)
Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own Forge at a Sawmill in Onibury, set in the beautiful Shropshire hills near Ludlow. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no...
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...