Courses calendar

17–18 November   Introduction to Hedge Laying

This is a 2 day practical course with tutor Karl Liebscher covers all aspects of hedge laying including: Identify different hedge laying styles Identify suitable hedge species Undertake the different stages of…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160.00
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17 November   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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16–17 March   Timber Measuring

The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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16 March   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and techniques to get you started You will learn: Tool selection Wood selection…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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16–17 March   Timber Measuring

The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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16 March   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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23–24 March   Traditional Fencing (Hurdle Making)

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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30 March   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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30 March   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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6–7 April   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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6–7 April   Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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13 April   Spoon Carving

          Spoon carving is a great way to start carving and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great presents.…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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13 April   Knife Making

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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27 April   Knife Making

Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able to identify the temperature of…
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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

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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11–12 May   Shave Horse

Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. The shave horse will be made to suit your size and comfort and will allow you…
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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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17–19 May   Sustainable Woodland Management OCN L3

… 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 - 3 day
Course cost - £240
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25–26 May   Cleft Gate

… 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 - 2 day
Free course

25 May   Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

… 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 - £80
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26 May   Traditional Fencing (Framed Hurdles)

… 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 - £80
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1 June   Milking Stool

Using a single log you will make a simple traditional 3 legged stool with a shaped solid seat designed to meet your own style and specification. You will split, carve…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75.00
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1–2 June   Woodland Ecology

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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8–9 June   Paddle Making

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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13 July   Spoon Carving

Spoon carving is a great way to start whittling and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great presents. This course will help…
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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

… 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 - £80
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17 August   Hazel stick stool Making

You will make a traditional stool using hazel rods using mortise and tenon joints and split hazel       You will learn:  selecting suitable material  tool selection and maintenance…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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31 August–1 September   Grow Your Own Business

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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31 August–1 September   Timber Measuring

The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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7 September   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and techniques to get you started You will learn: Tool selection Wood selection…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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7–8 September   Introduction to Woodland Management OCN L3

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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12–13 October   Introduction to Hedgelaying

This is a 2 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying including: Identify different hedge laying styles Identify suitable hedge species Undertake the different stages of hedge laying,…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160.00
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12–13 October   Wonderful World of Trees

… 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 - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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26–27 October   Coppice Restoration

… 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…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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2–3 November   Practical Woodland Management

This course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland. The course will provide the latest good practice guidelines along with top tips and techniques…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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9–10 November   Introduction to Hedge Laying

This is a 2 day practical course with tutor Karl Liebscher covers all aspects of hedge laying including: Identify different hedge laying styles Identify suitable hedge species Undertake the different stages of…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
More information & booking details