Green Woodcarving Day Workshop

Come and spend a day mastering some essential woodcarving skills using a bushcraft knife and become confident in the use of a range of techniques that will in time enable you to produce many of the things that you might require for yourself from the natural renewable resources around you.

For many people, carving and whittling is a very relaxing and absorbing pastime, one which brings people into closer contact with the natural world and the resources it has to offer.

Green Woodcarving Day Overview

Being able to quickly produce tools and implements efficiently fits very well into the Bushcraft ethos of carrying knowledge rather than equipment to enable you to perform many tasks with a few essential items that you can realistically carry with you.

You will choose a second item to make in the afternoon, which could be a larger item that you will finish at home, such as a cup or bowl, or something you get finished in the afternoon depending on how abitious you have been.
At the end of the day you will head home with the satisfaction of having produced something beautiful, natural and lasting with your own hand.. Bushcraft knives will be provided as will a range of other bowl and hook knives to enable you to try different types, however if you have your own knife and would prefer to use it this is fine provided the knife is suitable and sharp enough. .

The day runs from 0930-1630, and is self-catering, so please bring a drink bottle and packed lunch, and wear suitable outdoor clothing.
Tea coffee and biscuits will be supplied at our camp.
Course content: 

• Learn to identify suitable species of wood
• Split out a suitable blank for craft use
• Carve with both straight knife and a hook knife to enable you to make cups and spoons.
• Advice on finishing and preservation.

Conducted from an expedition-style teaching environment in a beautiful mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland with an eco-friendly composting toilet.  The camp fire is under cover, and acts as a communal area with a hot kettle constantly on the fire, coffee, tea, biscuit tin and squash available all day.

Course venue

Bayford, Hertfordshire

Our Woodland camp is based in beautiful ancient broadleaf woodland of 45 acres. Part of the Broxbourne Woods complex, the Bayford location is close to rail and road connections, (only half an hour from the M25, and near the A10) but entirely secluded, uninterrupted by public footpaths and secure with no public access. 

Rich in traditional timber species such as Oak, Ash and Hornbeam, there is also a significant understorey of Birch, Hazel coppice, and plenty of wildlife who share the site including Badger and Deer.

Next dates available

Friday May 18th 2018


£90 per person. Over 18s only.

The day runs 0930-1630 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing.
Booking your place

Booking couldn't be simpler or safer, simply click the Buy Now button to pay via PayPal, or with a credit or debit card.  Please enter your chosen course date in the references field and you will receive an email confirming your booking, along with site directions and joining instructions.

1 Adult Place - £90
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2 Adult Places - £180
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Green Wood Carving Day Gift Voucher
1 adult place - £90
Gift vouchers are also available to a specific value. Please contact us to order.
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