Individual 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire



Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day, introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!) Simply click on 'Ask a question' to arrange a course date!! Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own Forge at a Sawmill in Onibury, set in the beautiful Shropshire hills near Ludlow. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no problem getting to grips with the fire and will be swinging a hammer with intent in no time! The day starts at 9:45 where we’ll meet at the forge, a complimentary hot drink starts the day followed by a brief safety talk. Jake will then demonstrate the first piece you'll forge, guiding you through the process. Then it's hammers to the ready and get to forging some hot metal!! If you’re not opposed Jake will also take a few ‘action shots’ throughout the day so you’ll be emailed some hi-res images of you working at the forge. Flexible booking any day other than Sundays subject to availability. Simply send me a message to arrange a course date!! At the moment all heating of your steel will be done using a gas forge. ***** “What a great experience, Jake was a brilliant tutor when two of us spent a day at his Forge, taking care to show how to do the work and his relaxed manner made it a cracking day. I would recommend this to anyone, what a blast, top man, cheers Jake.” - Arthur Hinton.

What's included in the price?

All tools, safety equipment & materials provided and plenty of Tea & Coffee. Lunch not included so please bring your own.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Hedge Ironworks

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Parking provided
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
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The Sawmill, , Onibury, Shropshire, SY7 9BJ