To all interested in learning wood work and outdoor skills…
Hartwood is hosting a Week in the Woods event this year to teach anyone interested in learning all things wood. The event is to take place between Monday July 30th and Friday August 3rdat Peaton Glen Woods, near Helensburgh in Argyll.
We will be holding a series of workshops designed to give you a taste of life in the woods. These will be in things such as:
- hand tool use and maintenance;
- making your own tools: e.g. shaving horse, saw horse, pole lathe;
- fire: collection of materials, log-splitting, making fire, cooking on it, camp fire bread making;
- shelter construction including workspace and yurt construction;
- plant and tree identification, discussion of uses;
- simple tensegrity timber framing;
- wooden spoon making;
- wild wine brewing;
- willow string making;
- peg loom and making a sheep’s wool blanket;
- two man saws;
- dry stane dykin’
- outdoor first aid;
- sack races;
- woodland kids games.
Some of these workshops will be ongoing throughout the week and drop in in nature, whilst others will be one off.
Something you might like doing!
The event is kid friendly. Kev (doing spoons and fire) will be bringing his three kids along and some workshops will be aimed at children.
Accomodation is on site. There will be a number of Wendy’s Yurts available to stay in included in the price, however, you might have to share these spaces with other people taking part in the event. You can bring a tent if you would prefer.
The price includes food for the week but you will be expected to chip in with cooking and washing up. We will be arranging a rota of duties for cooking and cleaning for all participants, including us! We will also be making a rota for child minding.
This event will be taking place in a community woodland and as such facilities are basic. There are compost loos and there will be at least one solar shower for the brave. There are streams and burns to wash in. You might get home a bit smelly but at least you’ll have learnt something! There is also very limited electricity.
You should bring wellies, waterproofs, sleeping bags and anything you need to be comfortable in a yurt. Bowls, a knife, fork and spoon would also be useful.
The monthly Hartwood/Solas Project meeting is to take place in Peaton Woods on Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5thfor anyone who is interested in sticking around to find out more about Hartwood and our various land activism projects.
The price is £75 (20 places) with £50 for a limited number of concessions (5 places). Concession rate payers will be expected to help out with set up and take down. Set up is Sunday July 29th and take down will be until Sunday August 5th. Kids can come at the price of £15 to cover food for the week.
There will be a day rate charged at the door for those wishing to visit for individual days. This will be £20 and include lunch and dinner.
For more info and locations etc, see this.
To Book places click HERE.