Event details

A fun and enjoyable day with coppice worker and ecologist Graham Morgan making a modest framed hurdle from coppiced sweet chestnut and hazel in the beautiful surroundings of Silk Wood.

There are not many opportunities in life to make your own small fence or gate – but by the end of the day you will have a framed hurdle to take away, as a perfect addition and inspiration for your outdoor sanctuary.

You will also experience the basics of green wood working such as making mortice and tenon joints and splitting hazel, and use associated tools including a billhook, chisels, drawknife, and tenon cutter. Previous experience working with wood (seasoned or green) an advantage but not strictly necessary. Includes optional lunch time talk on coppicing and woodland management.

All materials and tools provided. Bring own pair of thick gardening gloves and your own lunch, snacks and drinks. Reasonable level of fitness required (like doing a whole day gardening). Covid specific-measures to be advised nearer the time of the event but bring own face mask and hand-sanitiser. Composting loo available onsite.