Charcoal making for beginners: 1 day with lunch

Charcoal making for beginners: 1 day with lunch


One day charcoal making course., Learn the ancient craft of charcoal making. This course is suitable for beginners and small woodland owners.

About this Event

Enjoy learning this ancient woodland craft with a small group, in lovely Heydon Hill Wood, situated in the beautiful Brendon Hills of West Somerset. The tutors Paul Calvert and Jane Crockett have been making charcoal in their woods for some years now and are able to offer you the tuition and experience to make your own charcoal, whether for a hobby or commercially . On this one day course you will learn how to empty, fill and fire a traditional ring kiln and to grade and bag up the charcoal.

Freshly brewed tea and coffee with homemade cakes will be served all day, and locally sourced produce for lunch.

What to bring

It will be physically demanding and dirty day outside, requiring manual handling of fire wood, and the finished charcoal.

Stout footwear or work boots are recommended. It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather and activity. We recommend you bring old clothes or overalls in which to change in and out of , and work gloves. Refreshments and lunch are provided, but it's also handy to bring your own water bottle and/or mug.

Covid 19 Provision

Full details are provided on our website. All risk assessments are continually updated to provide a safe environment, adhering strictly to government guidelines and social distancing.

If the government guidelines/regulations change at any time we may have to alter, postpone, or even cancel the course.

Cancellation and Refunds

Full payment is required at time of booking. Should you need to cancel your booking please refer to our Cancellation and Refunds Policy.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All Materials
Refreshments and lunch


Jane Crockett at In The Wilds


West Wood Barn
Old Way, Chipstable

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (9:30am to 4:30pm)



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