Walking stick making - Friday mornings, come and make a stick with Bill at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton



As a result of our success with this course when we ran it earlier this year, we can now offer a regular session every Friday morning. It typically takes more than one session to complete a stick from scratch. Bill is an experienced stick maker and carver and will be guiding you every step of the way. Please note, it may take several sessions to produce a walking stick depending upon your chosen design and the amount of detail and carving you require. We can supply all the materials you require depending upon your chosen design. The Dukeries Community Centre is a charitable organisation run by volunteers, established in 1988, offering the following regular weekly tutored sessions. Close to Mansfield, Retford, Worksop and Newark, we also welcome students from Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield. The workshops (and toilets) are fully accessible for people with disabilities. If you have any queries in advance of booking your place please select the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

We will provide tuition at every stage of manufacture and all tools are included. Materials will be available to buy at cost as and when you need them. We have a large library full of ideas to give you inspiration and worked examples will also be on hand so…. what are you waiting for …. come along and make some truly inspirational and unique items For more info get in touch.


3½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


1986- Unemployment was high. Members of the Adult Unemployed Centre expressed a desire to use workshop facilities. As school roles fell under used accommodation was identified. In April, a project submission was put before the Dukeries Complex Council of Management and a steering group was set up. Establishment of a fourteen-week pilot scheme to commence in July. This was successful. Today in 2023 we have over 150 users and are open 5 days a week and Monday/Tuesday Evenings

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Dukeries Community Workshop, Whinney Lane, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9TD