Courses calendar

17–18 August   Square Basket Making

Would you like to improve your basketmaking by learning how to make square baskets? If you have made several round or oval baskets and want to move on to the…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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28–30 August   Coracle Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £350 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Build an Ironbridge style coracle using simple tools and techniques to suit all levels of…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £350
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5 September   Intro to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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12 September   Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR               Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will learn how to make a woven…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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12 September   Shrink Pots

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a great introduction to greenwood carving and whittling. Using simple techniques and tools you will learn how to…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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12–13 September   Advanced Pole Lathe Turning

This course is an opportunity to work on all those things that have been bugging you about pole lathing, for example, correct use of chisels and gouges, as well as…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £170
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13 September   Traditional Fencing (Framed Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Framed hurdles make attractive…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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13 September   Intro to Whittling

Learn some basic whittling techniques, to create a variety of objects including  carving your very own woody character using a process of knife cuts which release the spirit from the wood. You…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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19–20 September   Framed Round Basket

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how how  to make a traditional framed basket with professional basket maker Rachel Evans. Framed baskets are strong and versatile,…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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19–20 September   Cleft Gate Making

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Design and build a unique and beautiful garden cleft gate using either oak, chestnut or ash you will use…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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19 September   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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20 September   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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21–25 September   2020 NPTC (201/202/203) Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling of Small Trees

Course Cost: £820 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR NPTC Qualification 002003 (CS30) 002004 (CS31) 5 days training + 1 day assessment. This course combines two NPTC qualification cross…
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Course duration - 5 Day
Course cost - £820
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26–27 September   Rustic Chair Making

Learn how to make a unique Rustic Chair out of hazel rods, with a woven Elm bark seat. You will create your own design and learn some green woodworking techniques…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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26 September   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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27 September   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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1–4 October   Coppice Camp 2020

Cost: £100 subsidised places available Location: May Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NP           Coppice camp is an annual gathering to help restore an ancient coppice…
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Course duration - 4 day
Course cost - £100
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3 October   Make a Milking Stool

Course Cost: £75 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Create a simple traditional 3 legged milking stool with a solid seat  made from cherry or ash and shaped to…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75.00
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3 October   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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4 October   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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10–11 October   Introduction to Hedge Laying

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day practical course covers all aspects of hedge laying. The purpose of the course is to…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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17–18 October   Shave Horse

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. The shave horse will be made…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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17–18 October   Practical Woodland Management

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland.…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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17 October   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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18 October   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. In this session you will make…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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24–25 October   Wonderful World of Trees

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This course investigates the structure and mechanisms of trees and how they interact within the woodland environment. The course…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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24–25 October   Coppice Restoration

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered.     You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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24 October   Advanced Chainsaw Felling Cuts and Techniques

This course will be an opportunity to understand how to go about felling large and difficult trees and all the necessary considerations when doing so. Participants must have a Felling…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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31 October   Tool Sharpening – Billhooks and Axes

Course Cost – £80 Venue – GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Billhooks and axes are used because they are still the most effective tool for felling and timber reduction and  conversion for some…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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31 October   Bowl Turning

Course Cost: £120 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn to turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe. From log to bowl, you’ll learn the following processes:  …
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £120
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1 November   Woodland Soils

This course will look at why soil is of such incredible value to our existence, the importance of looking after soil and how to do it and why healthy woodlands…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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7 November   Intro to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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7 November   Knots and Devices

This course will guide you through a range of useful knots and hitches as well as some useful devices that will make your life easier in the woodland and workshop.…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £60
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14 November   The Right Tree in the Right Place – Tree Planting and Establishment

Course Cost: £75 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale With growing concerns of climate change and pest and deceases how do you decide which tree to plant to restock your woodlands…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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6 March   Hazel Stick Stool Making

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   You will make a traditional stool using hazel rods with mortise and tenon joints and split hazel.    …
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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8–12 March   NPTC (201/202/203) Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling of Small Trees

Course Cost: £820 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR NPTC Qualification 002003 (CS30) 002004 (CS31) 5 days training + 1 day assessment. This course combines two NPTC qualification cross…
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Course duration - 5 day
Course cost - £820
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27–28 March   Timber Measuring

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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10 April   Intro to Chainsaw Use

Course Cost: £140 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR  This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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17 April   Spoon Carving

Course Cost: £80 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Spoon carving is a great way to start carving and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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17 April   Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will learn how to make a woven willow panel to take home. The…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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18 April   Traditional Fencing (Framed Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Framed hurdles make attractive…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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30 April–2 May   Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3

Course Cost: £240 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £240
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15–16 May   Managing Woodlands for Wildlife

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This course will give you an understanding of woodland ecology and how to put wildlife and biodiversity at the…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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22 May   Make a Shave Horse

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. The shave horse will be made…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £180
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