Make An Old English Longbow (3 Day Course)


Duration: 3 days

Price: £300

Run by: Kate, Jim or Ben
at York Wood Crafts

07738097501

Meadowcroft
Station Road
Sessay
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
YO7 3BJ

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About the Course

The English longbow is legendary in its prowess and was feared on the battlefield for hundreds of years.

During this 3 day course you will make your very own longbow and become a part of its history. We will teach you how to fashion your own ash self-longbow starting from an ash log. Under our guidance you will make your own bowstring and arrow, and get to loose a few arrows in a clout shooting competition with your course mates.

Learn all about the history of the great English Longbow, the importance, differences and misconceptions of the woods used in it's construction. Understand the in-depth characteristics of Ash as a bow wood, as well as how to select and split out a bow stave from a log.

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 provided.

REFRESHMENTS: Tea and Coffee from our Kelly kettle is on tap throughout the day. We provide a simple but hearty lunch for everyone from freshly baked bread, Yorkshire soup and local ham.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress for the outdoors with sturdy footwear, although we have shelters in the woodland this is Yorkshire and the weather can be rather chilly at times
CAMPING: Is free. It is basic with toilet and wash facilities in our woodland and a pub within walking distance.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 13th October 2018

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