English Longbow making in Cumbria
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About the Course
Spend two days in an Ancient woodland nature reserve and learn how to make your very own Longbow to take home. Using only traditional tools and devices. Using Ash you will learn how to craft and manipulate it into one of the most important weapons in English history. You will also learn the history of the longbow as you work as well as learn about Ancient woodlands and associated wildlife.
A relaxed weekend with the opportunity to get away from it all and connect with nature. Your tutor has been teaching green wood work and longbow making for over 10 years and is always on hand to help.
You will learn how to make the bow string too and have the opportunity to shoot your bow at the end of the course.
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 equipment are included, as well as a campfire, compost toilet and even camping within the workshop.
All you need is to bring food, and you can use the campfire or large BBQ.
Tea/ coffee and snacks are also provided.
I made a long bow! There is something very therapeutic about working with wood. Especially taking a piece of Ash, learning how to use the tools to turn that piece of wood, over the course, into the shape of a long bow that is sized for you.
However, it’s not just the long bow, it’s also crafting your own bow string and firing your first arrow.
A truly rewarding moment.
Though it’s not just making this traditional and ancient weapon. There is also the expertise and experience that Tony shares with you in a gentle unhurried way, which allows you to progress at a rate you are comfortable with.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable course, well taught and with friendly, like minded participants.
Charles - - #16301
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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- Accessible by public transport
- Child friendly
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
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- Teen friendly
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