Enjoy your time in a peaceful conservation area on the Norfolk Broads exploring the ins and outs of charcoal making. During this interactive and experiential session, you will have the chance to get hands-on with the charcoal making process with the opportunity to learn useful techniques and ask plenty of questions. All wood is sustainably sourced during conservation work on Alderfen Marshes

What's included in the price?

You will experience: The art and science of making charcoal Selecting, preparing and storing wood for making charcoal Loading and firing the charcoal retort and char kiln Grading and bagging the finished product


5 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Alderfen Marshes

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Alderfen Marshes conservation area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the Norfolk Broads, home to an abundance of wildlife. The marshes are actively managed as a wetland in which visitors enjoy close encounters with the local wildlife including warblers, water deer, marsh harriers, butterflies, herons, dragon flies, otters and more. Private, secluded camping offers the chance to get up-close to nature, waking up to the dawn chorus as the marshes come to life.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Romantic
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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Alderfen, Common Road, Surlingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7AW