Woodcarving and woodland management courses

Learn to carve and shape wood and how to coppice and manage woodland with one of these hands-on courses. 

Old woodcarver work in the workshop

Green Woodworking – An Introduction, Woodsmith, Tyne and Wear

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A two-day course for aspiring green woodworkers, you will be taught the bodging skills of cleaving, trimming, shaving and turning using a few simple hand tools such as axes, drawknives, gouges and chisels. You’ll make a shavehorse to take home. £185

0191 252 4064; woodsmithexperience.co.uk

Coppice Management, Green Aspirations, Carmunnoch, Glasgow

One-day workshop looking at the historical context of coppicing, coppice products, and tools and techniques. 

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An Introduction to Coppicing, Coppicewood College, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

This course will introduce you to the skills needed to transform a neglected broad-leaf woodland into a productive coppice with wildlife benefits. £180

01348 874809; coppicewoodcollege.co.uk

Woodland Woodcarving Workshops, Miscellaneous Adventures, Wiston, West Sussex

Discover more about trees, how they grow and what they can be used for in this woodland workshop close to Horsham, which covers coppicing techniques and woodcarving. You can have a go at using tools such as axes and knives and learn to whittle your own wooden utensil from freshly felled birch wood. £105

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Coppicing for your Garden or Allotment, Wood Matters, Kendal, Cumbria.

Learn the basic skills, techniques, history and benefits of coppice management in the Witherslack Woodlands and identify and cut suitable materials to make beanpoles and plant labels to take home for your garden.

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07702 256 425; www.woodmatters.org.uk