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  • 17th Ion - Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Bring your old, neglected or favourite tools for a new lease of life, from axes and billhooks to knives and saws with Mike Bithell (FREE)


  • 30th Ion - AONB Coppice Volunteer Day
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    One of the Anglesey County Council AONB regular volunteer days, this session focuses on the traditional, seasonal, woodland management art of Coppicing.  Cutting most broadleaved trees back to the ground in winter produces strong new growth from the ‘stools’, the offcuts are used in various green crafts – hazel hurdles, ash gates, willow baskets……


  • 18th Chw - 19th Chw - Cleft Ash Gate Construction
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Create a 5 bar gate and forged nails with James Carpenter.


  • 20th Chw - 21st Chw - Hazel Hurdle Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Make a traditional sheep hurdle with Mike Bithell.


  • 22nd Chw - 23rd Chw - Willow Basket Weaving
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Form a functional basket with Mandy Coates.


  • 24th Chw - Coppice Craft Open Day (FREE)
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Activities, stalls and displays (FREE)


  • 27th Chw - AONB Coppice Volunteer Day
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    One of the Anglesey County Council AONB regular volunteer days, this session focuses on the traditional, seasonal, woodland management art of Coppicing.  Cutting most broadleaved trees back to the ground in winter produces strong new growth from the ‘stools’, the offcuts are used in various green crafts – hazel hurdles, ash gates, willow baskets……


  • 17th Maw - Orchard Tree Grafting
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ANGLESEY HERITAGE ORCHARD A training project, in all aspects of apples and pears, through a series of practical sessions. Create 4 Apple, Pear or Fruit Trees using Rootstock Grafts (own graft/scion wood welcome)


  • 24th Maw - 30th Maw - Timber Frame Building Construction
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Practical techniques, taught by Elwy Working Woods, building a structure from log, to sawmill, to completed shed.


  • 12th Ebr - Outdoor Learning Wales Conference
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Encouraging educational practitioners to link the curriculum with nature. (Book via NRW)


  • 19th Mai - 20th Mai - Basket Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May – Willow Basket Making.   Learn the ancient art of willow weaving and create a functional basket with Mandy Coates 10am – 4pm  Limited places £65.00


  • 1st Meh - Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Friday 1st June – Tool Sharpening and Maintenance. Bring your old, neglected or favorite tools for a new lease of life, from axes and billhooks to knives, saws and more with Mike Bithell.  12-4pm £10.00


  • 16th Meh - 17th Meh - Make your own Shavehorse
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June – Make your own Shavehorse. Build the essential Green Woodworking Tool from local ash timber with James Carpenter. 10am – 4pm £65.00


  • 10th Maw - 11th Maw - Cleft Ash Gate Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Cleft Ash Gate Construction   £40.00 (£20.00 Seiriol Ward residents) Haulfre, Llangoed  Create a 5 bar gate and forged nails with James Carpenter. 6 Places  


  • 12th Maw - 13th Maw - Beginners Basket Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Willow Basket Weaving £40.00 (£20 Seiriol Ward Residents) Haulfre, Llangoed  Form a functional basket with Mandy Coates. 6 Places 


  • 14th Maw - 15th Maw - Hazel ‘sheep’ Hurdle Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Hazel Hurdle Making   £40.00 (£20 Seiriol Ward Residents) Haulfre, Llangoed  Make a traditional sheep hurdle with Mike Bithell. 6 Places


  • 18th Maw - 19th Maw - Knife Making Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Make a Whittling/Spoon Carving Knife with Huw Jones. Choose the blade, create and fit a handle, then prepare, shape and finish the sheath. 6 Places


  • 20th Maw - 21st Maw - Advanced Square Baskets
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Make a Square Basket with Mandy Coates. Taking beginner’s Basket Making further by learning new willow crafting techniques. 6 Places


  • 22nd Maw - 23rd Maw - Medieval Spoon Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Carve a wooden medieval style spoon with Jo Alexander. Intricate Spoon carving techniques using green coppiced wood  following a traditional pattern. 6 Places


  • 1st Ebr - Traditional Timber Frame Wattle#WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    A one-day skills workshop, run by Greenwood worker Mike Bithell. Learn the traditional technique of hazel wattle wall infil and timber frame building, working on the larch timber barn frame, created on last years AONB course. Monday 1st April 2019  10am – 4pm   FREE   (Limited places)  


  • 2nd Ebr - Create a Basketry Willow Bed #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Starting a Willow coppice bed for basketry. Working in the Coed Llwynonn Coppice, learn to prepare and plant willow species suitable for Baskets and living willow sculpture, with Dee Walker. After lunch, there will be the opportunity to learn willow craft techniques with Holly Peek, Red Squirrel Wales. Tuesday 2nd April  10am – 3pm…


  • 4th Ebr - Bushcraft Firestarting with bow drill #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Learn the ancient art of fire starting with friction, and make your own bow drill to take home, with Huw Jones. Also try different techniques to create a fire for cooking and warmth, forage tinder, kindling and  wild foods… Thursday 4th April   10am – 3pm   FREE (Limited places)


  • 6th Ebr - Fruit Tree Grafting #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    12:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Create 3 Apple and Pear Trees, from Welsh Heritage scion/graftwood, or from your own favourite trees. Visit the New Orchard and join in the grafting… Saturday 6th April   Between  12 – 4pm  £10.00 (Limited places)  


  • 7th Ebr - Family Forest School Day #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    12:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Melissa (Wood Mouse Forest School) for a Family Forest Day in the woods  – there’ll be a fire, games, foraging, fire cooking and a craft activity. All ages welcome,  but children must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday 7th April    12 – 3pm   FREE (Limited places)


  • 3rd Gor - Primitive Fire Starting
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Primitive Fire  Starting  with Huw Jones The main aim of this session is to produce an ember using a friction bow drill which you built earlier in the day. This ember will then be coaxed into flame by using coal extenders and natural tinder materials. All consumables and cutting tools will be supplied,…


  • 4th Gor - 5th Gor - Whittling Knife Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Whittling knife making course   4/5th July 2019  Over these two days you will have the opportunity to use traditional craft skills and more modern techniques to make a small strong knife suitable for whittling.  In this instance you will be issued with a high carbon steel blade blank (already sharp, but not sharp…


  • 10th Gor - Primitive Fire Starting
    10:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Primitive Fire  Starting  with Huw Jones The main aim of this session is to produce an ember using a friction bow drill which you built earlier in the day. This ember will then be coaxed into flame by using coal extenders and natural tinder materials. All consumables and cutting tools will be supplied, and…


  • 11th Gor - 12th Gor - Whittling Knife Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Whittling knife making course   with  Huw Jones  11/12th July 2019  Over these two days you will have the opportunity to use traditional craft skills and more modern techniques to make a small strong knife suitable for whittling.  In this instance you will be issued with a high carbon steel blade blank (already sharp,…


  • 13th Gor - 14th Gor - 2 day Spoon Carving Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    2 Day Spoon Carving Course    Carve a wooden medieval style spoon with Jo Alexander and Mark Warwick. Intricate Spoon carving techniques using green coppiced wood  following traditional patterns. 10am – 4pm    Limited Places   £120.00


  • 28th Medi - 29th Medi - Anglesey Woodland Festival 2019
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

        


  • 1st Hyd - 5th Hyd - Horselogging Training Course
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • 12th Hyd - 13th Hyd - Autumn Apple Day
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm


  • 13th Hyd - 14th Hyd - Autumn Apple Day
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm


  • 26th Hyd - Anglesey Woods cic Fungus Foray
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm