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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, although members receive a 20% discount. 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.  Unless otherwise stated, all tools & materials will be provided along with refreshments.  Please bring your own packed lunch.

If you would like to book a place on one of these courses, please complete a COURSE BOOKING FORM and return it to Helen Humphries at dorsetcoppicebookings@gmail.com or by post to: Helen Humphries, Witch Haven, 11a Arabia Walk, Crossways, Dorchester. DT2 8WT.  Payment can be made via BACS or cheque.

Reindeer Making and Christmas Decorations

Saturday 8th December 2018

Members £20, Non-members £25

A seasonal bit of fun suitable for all ages.

Spoon Carving

Saturday 12th January 2019

Members £32, Non-members £40

Follow the process and make your own nutrient provider or two.

Mini Hazel Hurdles

Saturday 9th February 2019

Members £32, Non-members £40

Great products for garden borders, which are also a good use of smaller diameter hazel rods.


Saturday 9th March 2019

Members £20, Non-members £25

Learn to lay a hedge in the traditional Dorset style.  An opportunity to learn your pleachers from your bill hook!

Willow Basket Making

Saturday 13th April 2019

Members £40, Non-members £50

A great day learning the basics of willow basket making.