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Dorset Coppice group runs a series of courses each year on topics related to coppicing and coppice crafts.  These are open to both members & non-members alike. The courses are run by experienced members who are skilled in the topic that they are teaching.  Details of upcoming courses can be found below.  If you would like to book a place on one of these courses, please complete a COURSE BOOKING FORM and return it to David Ewers at naturalwoodcraft@btinternet.com, or by post to: Dorset Coppice Group, Occomore Cottage, Hilltop Farm, Goodwins Lane, East Morden, Dorset BH20 7EP.  Payment can be made via BACS or cheque.


13th January 2018: Hedgelaying

Goldhill Organics Farm, Child Oakford

Learn the skills of hedgelaying including the art of pleaching, tree/shrub identification & hedgerow management.  Food and hot drinks included.  £25 per person.

10th February 2018: Spoon Carving

Living Classroom, Bonsley Wood, Durweston

Learn how to take a piece of round, coppiced wood and turn it into a beautiful & functional piece of kitchenware.  All tools and materials are provided, along with hot drinks & biscuits (cake if you’re lucky!).  Please bring your own lunch.  This course costs £40 per person for a full days’ tuition.


10th March 2018: Mini Hazel Hurdles

Living Classroom, Bonsley Wood, Durweston

Come and make a couple of mini-hurdles for use around your garden.  You’ll learn the foundations of weaving & splitting hazel which can be used in the future for making full sized wattle hurdles.  The cost is £40 per person including tool, materials & refreshments.  Please bring your own lunch.