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Introduction to blacksmithing at Sacrewell Farm


Duration: Full day

Price: £160

Book with: Katie Johnston
at William Scott Abbott Trust

Sacrewell
Thornaugh
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE86HJ

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About the Course

Hot metal, a roaring fire and an anvil. This heritage craft would once have been found in every village but is now a rare sight. We’re very fortunate at Sacrewell to be able to offer one-to-one lessons (or one-to-two if you want to work with a friend or relative) with our resident blacksmith Dave.

In this full day Introduction to Blacksmithing workshop (10:30am till 4:30pm) you’ll have the chance to try your hand at several different blacksmithing techniques. You’ll then put them into practice to make three different tools which you can take home and use to develop your new hobby. As you work, Dave will share with you his knowledge and experience from years of working with metal.

If you'd like to try your hand at blacksmithing but don't have a full day to spare, we also offer half day workshops and half-hour taster sessions.

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?

All the tools and material you need to create three blacksmithing tools.
Instructions, advice and assistance from experienced tutor Dave.
Use of personal protection equipment (goggles, gloves and an apron).
Tea or coffee and a biscuit.
Admission to Sacrewell Farm for the day.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends