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Build a coracle on the shores of Lake Windermere

Build a coracle on the shores of Lake Windermere

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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.


Lorna Singleton at Lorna Singleton spelk baskets
Far Sawrey
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