Heritage Skills: Oak Bark Peeling

Traditionally, oak is peeled in the early summer and the bark is used for tanning hides into leather. Peeling season is usually mid April to early July but during this time there are often periods when the oak does not peel so well. The peeled oak poles are used for rustic furniture, fencing and trellis work. This one day course will be a day in the woods peeling oak using a simple hand bark peeler. Please bring a packed lunch, gloves and waterproofs or clothes to suit the weather. Fingers crossed for a good peeling day!

Location: Force Knott Wood, Satterthwaite

Cost: £14

Book through Cumbria Woodlands

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