Woodland Pioneers Week 2022
The Bill Hogarth MBE Memorial Apprenticeship Trust
Introduction to Coppicing Week:
Treen, Oak Panels, Charcoal and Greenwood Stools
Advanced workshops for returners in timber-framing and stick chairs.
22nd to 26th August 2022
£295 - £495 (pay what you can afford)
Bill Hogarth MBE (1928-1999) was a coppice merchant who worked the woods of South Cumbria. The memorial trust (BHMAT) was set up in 2000 to continue his work and now runs a 3-year apprenticeship training scheme which leads to the Bill Hogarth Coppice Diploma.
Course venue: Chapel House Woods are owned by the Sir John Fisher Foundation who sponsored our first two apprentices. There is a hall opposite the wood which we have use of. This has toilets, a shower and places to charge your phone.
Monday – Thursday: Four 1-day workshops for newcomers:
Monday – Thursday: Two 2-day workshops for returners:
Friday workshops: We run a number of short woodcraft workshops on the Friday (e.g. tool sharpening, willow weaving, besom brooms). You will be able to sign up to these during the week.
Location: Staveley in Cartmel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria. Chapel House Woods are owned by the Sir John Fisher Foundation who sponsored our first two apprentices. There is a hall opposite the wood which we have the use of. This has toilets, showers and places to charge your phone.
Camping: Pitches on site in the woods are included in the course fee.
Food: The cost of a hearty, veggie/vegan lunch and evening meal is included in your fee. Breakfast will be provided at a small extra cost. There is also a tea tent in the woods that will keep you supplied with brews – and, more importantly, cake – during the day!
Certificate: If you wish to gain a certificate for the course (cost £10), you will be asked to complete a workbook detailing your learning throughout the week. This will be emailed to you beforehand then you can either print it out or complete it electronically. For those wishing to apply for a BHMAT placement, it is essential that you attend the full course and gain a certificate.
Concessions: If you are unable to afford the course fee we might, in certain circumstances, be able to help, so do get in touch.
We prefer you not to bring dogs. Exceptions may be made if they are very well behaved or guide dogs – please get in touch.
The minimum age for participants and people on site is 18 years of age – we can take no responsibility for those under 18.
BHMAT and our tutors take every precaution to ensure your safety and we will have a number of qualified First Aiders on site.
Our Woodland Pioneers week is a break-even event. Any additional donation to help BHMAT with costs and its apprenticeship programme would be very much appreciated.
If you prefer to pay by cheque, BACS or postal order - please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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