Courses calendar

14 February   Selecting and managing Deer managers

Course Cost: £100 Venue: Wyre Forest at Uncllys Farm, Bewdley, Worcestershire. DY12 2LR This course is designed to equip woodland owners to take control of deer management within their woods.    …
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £100
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16–17 February   NPTC (CS30) Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting

Course Cost: £400 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR 002003 (CS30) 2 days training + 1 day assessment You will learn: Selecting a chainsaw appropriate to use Correct PPE…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £400
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9 March   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   A great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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11–15 March   NTPC (CS30/31) 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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14 March   Deer Awareness – An introduction to impact assessment

Course Cost: £100 Venue: Wyre Forest at Uncllys Farm, Bewdley, Worcestershire. DY12 2LR A course suitable for woodland owners and managers who need to undertake controlled deer management. The course will provide…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £100
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16–17 March   Timber Measuring

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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16 March   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR A great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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16–17 March   Timber Measuring

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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16 March   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL 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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17 March   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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23–24 March   Traditional Fencing (Hurdle Making)

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day course based at the Green Wood Centre. Participants will learn how to make a traditional…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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30 March   Introduction to Chain Saw Use

Course Cost: £140 Venue: 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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30 March   Shrink Pots

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL   This is a great introduction to greenwood carving and whittling. Using simple techniques and tools you will learn how to carve a drinking cup…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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6–7 April   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Completely redesigned in line with new Forestry Commission Guidelines, this two day course will give you…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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6–7 April   Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)

Course Cost: £160 Venue: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire This is a great opportunity to learn and compare the two key charcoal and Bio-char making techniques using a ring kiln and retort…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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12–14 April   Make and Use A Touch-Wood Pole Lathe

Course Cost: £400 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a great way to get into the absorbing therapeutic activity of pole lathe turning or “bodging”. Bodgers are…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £400
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13 April   Spoon Carving

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL 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…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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13 April   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.…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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14 April   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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27 April   Knife Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL 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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27 April   Birch Bark

… More information coming soon! BOOKING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS: Contact Judith Adams  01952 432769 or email judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Richard Thomason 01952 432769/07964 934556 richardthomason@smallwoods.org.uk Special offer for our members: 20%…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85
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27–28 April   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 and…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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28 April   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.…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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11–12 May   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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11 May   Introduction to Chain Saw Use

This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. The course will provide tips, advice and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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11–12 May   Basket Making

Course Cost: £140 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR A great opportunity to spend time with a professional basket maker to make a range of baskets of your choice…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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17–19 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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25–26 May   Cleft Gate

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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25 May   Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will how to make a woven willow panel to take home. The woven…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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26 May   Traditional Fencing (Framed Hurdles)

Course Cost: £80 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 - £80
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1 June   Milking Stool

Course Cost: £75 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Using a single log you will make a simple traditional 3 legged stool with a shaped solid seat designed…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75.00
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1–2 June   Woodland Ecology

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   This course is designed to provide an understanding of woodland ecology to support woodland management decisions.       …
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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2 June   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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8–9 June   Paddle Making

Course Cost: £180 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Work along side boat builder and artist Clinton Chaloner to make your own personalised paddle. A course suitable for water…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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16 June   Knife Making

COURSE 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 this session…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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22 June   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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23 June   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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13 July   Spoon Carving

Course Cost: £80 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR Spoon carving is a great way to start whittling and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80.00
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13 July   Introduction to Chain Saw Use

This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. The course will provide tips, advice and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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10 August   Rake Making

Course Cost: £80 Location: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This course will give you the full step-by-step process of making a classic hay rake. Rakes have been used extensively…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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17 August   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 - £85.00
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23–25 August   Coracle Making

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 experience and ability. The coracle…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £350
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31 August–1 September   Grow Your Own Business

Learn how to start and grow a woodland and craft business. An opportunity to train with successful and inspiring woodland business entrepreneurs. The course is suitable for new and established sole traders,…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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31 August–1 September   Timber Measuring

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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7 September   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Course Cost: £85 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   A great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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14 September   Shrink Pots

  This is a great introduction to greenwood carving and whittling. Using simple techniques and tools you will learn how to carve a drinking cup or pot using one piece…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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28–29 September   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR   Completely redesigned in line with new Forestry Commission Guidelines, this two day course will give you the background knowledge to enable…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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12–13 October   Framed Round Basket

Course Cost: £140 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 - £140
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12–13 October   Introduction to Hedgelaying

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying. The purpose of the course is to provide…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160.00
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12–13 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 and…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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26–27 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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2–3 November   Practical Woodland Management

  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. The course will provide…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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9–10 November   Introduction to Hedge Laying

Course Cost: £160 Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR This is a 2 day practical course with tutor Karl Liebscher covers all aspects of hedge laying. The purpose of the course…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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