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Coracle making at Greenwood Days

Coracle making at Greenwood Days

Duration: 2 days

Price: £250

Contact: Peter Wood at Greenwood Days

Ferrers Centre
Melbourne Road
Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
LE65 1RU

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Thursday 16th July 2020

About the Course

Coracles are traditional riverboats. Round in shape, they are paddled with one oar.

On this two-day course you will make a traditional ironbridge coracle to take home, you’ll also have a chance to practice your coracling skills on the lake in front of Staunton Harold Hall.

The coracle you make will be finished but need painting with bitumen paint after the course.

Kevin and Ellen Grimley have been making coracles since 1995 and have led coracle workshops in a variety of locations including Donegal, Ireland. They often demonstrate coracles on the canals near their home in Leicestershire. In addition to workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations, they have built coracles for theatre, TV and film production, including for the BBC programme ‘Coast’ in 2006.

Please bear in mind that you will need a large vehicle or roof rack in which to transport your coracle home. Dimensions are approximately 11.5” deep x 4’6” long x 4’2”wide.

While you will make a simple paddle in the course you can combine this course with the paddle making course which follows and make an exceptional paddle!

Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. 

Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.

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?

Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits.
A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit.
All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.
The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course.
Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools. 
The minimum age for standard courses is 18.

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