Heritage Skills: Practical Coppicing

With coppice worker Sam Ansell, gain essential hands on training in how to manage woodlands sustainably through coppicing on short and longer rotations and what to do with the produce.

There are no charges for courses if you are unemployed or in full time education, (proof required*). If there is charge for materials you will be expected to pay this and cash should paid to the trainer on the day.

*See Terms and Conditions in event description

Meal breaks: Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee provided

What to wear: Wear stout boots and warm, waterproof clothes.

Age Limit: Courses are designed for 18years and over. If you are under 18, please contact us on rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to discuss other opportunities.

Location: Moss and Height Spring Wood, Bouth LA12 8JF

Directions: Leave the M6 at Junction 36, heading North West on the A590 towards Kendal

  •  After 3 miles turn left onto the slip road to remain on the A590
  • Stay on the A590 and continue past Lindale, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow
  • At Haverthwaite, just past the steam trains on the right, turn right onto Lanes End
  • After a third of a mile turn left at the T junction onto The Causeway
  • Continue for about a mile to Bouth
  • Turn right at The White Hart
  • Continue for a third of a mile then take a sharp left to remain on the road (past a sign to Hay Bridge)
  • After a further left, a right, and a left bend, look for the gate into the woodlands on the left
  • Park on the road near the entrance. Parking is limited, but there are a few spaces further up the road.

Meet by the gate or follow your tutor's signs

Grid reference SD 326862

Post code LA12 8JF


It is your instructor's responsibility to ensure your safety. In the event of exceptionally poor or dangerous weather conditions the course may need to be cancelled. Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.oaks@btinternet.com or your instructor if you have any questions.


Terms and Conditions

Course Fees - Concessions

Courses are free if you are unemployed or are in full time education. These discounts relate to course fees only, materials costs still apply. Money for materials should be brought to the course and given to the trainer directly on the day.

Applying for the Unemployment or Student Discount

If you want to apply for the unemployment, or student discount, please send us proof of your eligibility within seven days of your booking a course. You can send this to us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.co.uk or send via post to:

Sharon Callaghan, Rusland Horizons, LDNPA Southern Office, Saunderpot, Haverthwaite, LA12 8AB,

If you have not supplied proof within the required seven days, you will be charged the full amount for the course.

We can accept copies of the following documents:

Job Seekers

Proof that you are receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Letter on headed paper from your JobCentre Plus confirming your status


Student Card
Certificate of student status provided by your university, college or school.
Letter on headed paper signed by your tutor, head tutor, dead of department or University / College administration staff member.


In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us 30 days of the course start date that you are unable to attend.

We are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

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Rusland Horizons was a Landscape Partnership funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund until July 2019. It is now being delivered by The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited. Company No. 2133450; Charity No. 519410; Registered Office: Bleacott Farm, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RZ.