FREE FOLD: Woodland management and industries (Then & now)

12/06/2018 - 12/06/2018

Force Knott Wood, Force Mills, Satterthwaite, RUSLAND VALLEY

Non-residential starting from £0.00

About

Workshop content:

In the past the woods would have rung out with workers cutting and cleaving, weaving and charcoal burning. Force Knot Wood is ideally placed to illustrate this industrial heritage with the old bobbin mills and forges very close by and a long history of timber use.

A coppice regime is being reintroduced here and swill basket makers Owen Jones and Lorna Singleton are working in the woods to produce the timber they need for their craft, with side lines of peeled oak for the tanning industry and charcoal and firewood. Jack Holden has also been working in the woods and specialises in cleft oak fences and gates. All these modern uses will be on show on this special working woodlands themed day.

Activity grade: Easy/moderate

Meet: Force Knott Barn, Force Mills LA12 8LQ  Grid ref SD34910703

Time: 10am – 4pm

Workshop trainer: Woodland workers: Lorna Singleton, Owen Jones and Jack Holden, Rebecca Oaks of the Skills and Swills programme for Rusland Horizons

Where And When

Start
12/06/2018 10:00
End
12/06/2018 16:00
Maximum Bookings
12
Bookings
5
Venue
Force Knott Wood, Force Mills, Satterthwaite, RUSLAND VALLEY
Town
Satterthwaite
County
Cumbria
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
54.37
Longitude
-2.90

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
07851 721711
Website
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