UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

  • 17th Jan - 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 Jan - 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… The…


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

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


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

    Make a traditional sheep hurdle with Mike Bithell.


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

    Form a functional basket with Mandy Coates.


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

    Activities, stalls and displays (FREE)


  • 27th Feb - 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… The…


  • 17th Mar - 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 Mar - 30th Mar - 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 Apr - Outdoor Learning Wales Conference
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


  • 19th May - 20th May - 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 Jun - 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 Jun - 17th Jun - 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 Mar - 11th Mar - 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 Mar - 13th Mar - 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 Mar - 15th Mar - 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 Mar - 19th Mar - 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 Mar - 21st Mar - 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 Mar - 23rd Mar - 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 Apr - 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 Apr - 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 Apr - 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 Apr - 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 Apr - 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 Jul - 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 there…


  • 4th Jul - 5th Jul - 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 enough by…


  • 10th Jul - 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 there…


  • 11th Jul - 12th Jul - 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, but…


  • 13th Jul - 14th Jul - 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