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October 2019

Sharp Tools Day

October 20
Park Farm, Ibstock, Leicestershire United Kingdom + Google Map
£75

This one day, IOL approved course is aimed at anyone wanting to gain confidence, competence or additional understanding about using knives and saws with reference to passing it on to others. You will be shown various techniques suitable for different age groups/abilities/tasks and gain understanding of the thinking behind this. You will also look at different knives which can make a significant difference as well as choosing wood that is suitable or ideal for tasks/clients. Time is also spent on maintenance of tools and the Law. By the end of the course you will have created a wide range of very useful products and gained plenty of know how along the way.

Venue: Park Farm, Ibstock, Leicestershire

Per person £75.00
IOL members £55.00

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November 2019

Bow Making Weekend

November 9 @ 9:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£185

Learn to make a good quality primitive/survival bow. From a piece of seasoned Ash you will be shown/guided on how to shape the stave, working with the grain and then tillering it/reading the wood in order to create a workable bow.

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March 2020

Bushcraft Competency Training

14th March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 16th March 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£305

This IOL approved course covers the key skills of Bushcraft including, safe Shelter building, effective knife skills,fire lighting, successful friction fire lighting, water filtering, wild foods, string making and direction finding. The course will equip you to work towards the Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

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April 2020

Bushcraft Competency Training

6th April 2020 @ 9:00 am - 8th April 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£305

This IOL approved course covers the key skills of Bushcraft including, safe Shelter building, effective knife skills,fire lighting, successful friction fire lighting, water filtering, wild foods, string making and direction finding. The course will equip you to work towards the Bushcraft Competency Certificate.

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Wild Food and Wilderness Cookery

18th April 2020
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£74

Gain some inspiration, understanding and confidence about some of our many seasonal wild foods available in our woodlands and Countryside. In the morning we will look around the woodland identifying various plants/trees/fungi and in the afternoon we will create a variety of dishes combining what we have gathered with various simple ingredients/wild food that I have brought in.

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May 2020

Bushcanoe Trip Scotland

11th May 2020 @ 9:00 am - 17th May 2020 @ 4:00 pm
£650.00

A perfect mix of Bushcraft and Canoeing around the Ardnamurchan region of Scotland, one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Join Matt Mandrell, Pete Morton and Dave for a trip that is sure to meet the mark.

Halfboard (we will provide evening meals for you all to cook)

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June 2020

Lime Bark Day

13th June 2020
Spring Wood entrance just south of Springwood Fisheries, Grangewood Farm, Grangewood
Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE73 8BJ United Kingdom
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£90

This day course looks at the remarkable uses of the Lime tree with particular reference to the bark. You will learn how to work with the bark at the time of year that it can be separated from the wood, with a little bit of know how, in order to make to make some outstanding containers of various sizes. You will also work with the retted bark and create some amazing lengths of string/rope learning about how useful this has been throughout European history. On top of this you will also spend time making a simple matt or basket using strips of the bark gathered during the day.

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