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Charcoal Making Course Wiltshire


Duration: One day 9.30am to 4.00pm

Price: £55

Run by: Peter Codd
at Explore The Great Outdoors.

Office Address
The Old Workshop Brimslade Farm
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN84NG

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About the Course

One Day Charcoal Making Course

Join us in our wood near Warminster and learn about the ancient rural craft of charcoal making.

The course will cover the following:
Sawing and Splitting Wood 

Unloading and loading the charcoal ring kiln
Lighting the charcoal ring kiln
Capping off the ring kiln 

Controlling the burn
Shutting the ring kiln down
Use a small retort kiln
Take home a bag of charcoal

Please bring a packed lunch with you.
You will also need to bring sturdy shoes or boots and wear suitable clothing for working outdoors.

Please note this course will run from our Warminster site.

‘Pete is a great instructor, very knowledgeable and passionate. He came to a site that the project I work for was working on as part of a heritage skills training course for landowners. He was very professional and we got loads of great feedback.’ Jake Dunsmore Living Landscape.

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

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided and no previous experience necessary,

The kettle is always on for hot drinks, which we will provide along with cakes and biscuits. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch.



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Pete is a great instructor, very knowledgeable and passionate. He came to a site that the project I work for was working on as part of a heritage skills training course for landowners. He was very professional and we got loads of great feedback.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 13th April 2019

  • Suitable for beginners

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