Coppicing and charcoal burning

Grasmere and Great Langdale, Cumbria
Charcoal burning
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Charcoal burning Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates11 October 2020 to 18 October 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Rural skills, Special interest, Coast and countryside
  • Cost£235
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20JTZ222
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Coppicing and charcoal burning

Come and coppice hazel and turn it into charcoal on this woodland holiday.

Join our Ranger team for a week learning about these traditional woodland management techniques. Try your hand at coppicing hazel within the beautiful woodlands of Low Wood (near Loughrigg, Ambleside), processing the timber into different products and lighting the charcoal kiln. You’ll also get to take home some charcoal products and learn a few bush craft skills. Full training and equipment will be provided.

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner.

Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Steel capped boots and waterproofs are recommended, work gloves provided. Old clothes recommended as processing charcoal is a messy job!

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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