Hosting our own programme of heritage skills courses and working in partnership with other groups who also run complementary courses.
The current landscape of the Rusland Horizons area has resulted from centuries of traditional land management, none more so than by farmers and woodsman. However, evidence suggests that the traditional skills necessary to maintain this landscape in a sustainable way are being lost.
Our hertiatage skills training programme aims to provide courses which will allow skills to be passed on to more people and to encourage landowners to become involved in traditional, sustainable land management practices. We will be running our own programme of courses and demonstration days, as well as promoting other groups which run complementary courses.
Our 2016 - 17 programme saw the delivery of a diverse range of courses. Training covered practical skills such as dry stone walling, hedge laying and coppicing and identification skills courses to skills in the making of products such as bowls, hazel hurdles, oak swill baskets and greenwood items.
Our curent programme of courses has been delivered in partnership with Cumbria Woodlands. Most courses from this programme are now fully booked. We do have a few spaces left on our Oak Bark Peeling course on 18th May.Course booking enquiries for our current programme should be made be emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our booking pages on the Cumbria Woodlands website.
We are currently in the process of organising our next programme of courses. Details will be available soon, watch this space!