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Build a coracle on the shores of Lake Windermere

Build a coracle on the shores of Lake Windermere

Duration: 3 days

Price: £215

Book with: Lorna Singleton
at Lorna Singleton spelk baskets

Far Sawrey
LA22 0LR

Course Start Dates

Friday 12th June 2020

About the Course

Did you know the ark was a coracle? True story. An early account of the ark has includes a fantastic description of how to weave a coracle using coir, fabric and bitumen. So come and make your very own flood-resilient vessel in Cumbria.
Making and sailing these little boats is great fun. You’ll leave with a boat and a paddle of your own, the skills to make another and wet feet (probably).
On this 3-day course you will:
- learn how to weave the structure of the coracle with hazel or willow to include a built in seat
- Cover it with canvas fabric
- Make it waterproof
- Make a paddle
- Launch it on Windermere and learn the sculling technique.
This course will be run at Harrowslack Barn on the west side of Lake Windermere.
Places available: 7
9.30am-4.30pm each day

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A 3 day course learning all you need to know to build a coracle.
All materials are included in the price, no hidden costs.
Homemade soup and bread lunch each day.
Tea & coffee and plenty of snacks to keep us going.

Review this course

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends