Countryside Skills: Coppicing

Have a go at this traditional woodland craft. Spend a day learning the practical techniques of coppicing and looking at how this benefits the biodiversity of woodland.

  • Booking essential

Starting with a short walk we'll chat about traditional woodland management, coppice products and biodiversity. After a cup of tea, you'll learn how to coppice hazel and then it will be time to have a go yourself. There will be plenty of time to hone your skills, learn techniques and use different tools like billhooks and axes. You can also make peasticks and beanpoles, for your garden or products for hedgelaying. Lunch and hot drinks are provided for the day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £45.00
    with 5% booking fee

The basics

Booking details
Call 0844 249 1895
A booking fee of 5% applies
Suitability
Children 12 and over welcome with adult supervision.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please park in the small National Trust car park by Cookham Dean Common (Grid ref SU 861 843) nearest post code SL6 6PJ. One of our Rangers will meet you here and we will walk to the site.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little wet and muddy and suitable for the weather conditions. Walking boots or safety boots are essential. Please bring gardening gloves if you have them.
Accessibility
This event is based in a woodland with uneven surfaces and muddy footpaths.
Other
Lunch and hot drinks are provided, please advise us of any dietary requirements before the event. Bring along any other snacks or drinks you may need.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 January 2018 09:30 - 15:30 Available

Upcoming events

Countryside Skills: Coppicing

Sat 27 Jan 2018
09:30-15:30
Have a go at this traditional woodland craft. Spend a day learning the practical techniques of coppicing and looking at how this benefits the biodiversity of woodland.