Each year we run a variety of coppicing and coppice-related courses in the Silverdale area. If you wish to book on a course then please download the course booking form at the end of this page.

If you have any questions or would like us to design a course for your needs then please feel free to email

Please note that a general level of fitness is required to take part in these courses. Please let us know of any medical conditions, physical or otherwise, which you feel we should know about before booking on a course.

Practical Coppicing with Sam Ansell

Sat 11 March 2017

Learn the basics of coppicing in a woodland setting. Covering all aspects including; access, product selection, felling, dressing out, bundling, adding value.


Charcoal Production with Sam Ansell

Sat 1st April 2017

Learn the artistry and intricacies of charcoal burning. You will learn to use ring kilns and to make charcoal on a back yard scale in barrels. Course covers all aspects from timber choice and preparation to bagging and selling your charcoal. Also make biochar as a biproduct and improve your garden soil!


Hazel Hurdles with Sam Ansell

Sat/Sun 8/9 April 2017

Traditional hurdle making is a fascinating skill and one that deserves to be preserved by future generations. Sam can show you how to coax and twist the hazel into a beautiful and functional panel.


Willow Baskets with Tony Morgan

Sat/Sun 22/23 April 2017

Over the two days Tony will guide you through the techniques of using willow to create an English round basket.


Leather Tool Sheaths with Tony Morgan

Sat/Sun 13/14 May 2017

Keep your woodworking tools safe (and your fingers) by making leather sheaths. You will be able to make one or two of the following:
– billhook holster
– axe sheath
– knife sheath

£100 + cost of leather (£10 per square foot)

Course Booking Form

Please download our Course Booking Form to book on our courses.

More countryside courses can be found in the Countryside Jobs Service directory.