Heritage Skills 2018: 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.

You will learn how to safely fell coppice with hand tools and organise a work space, whilst protecting regrowth and looking after the long term health of the wood.

No previous experience needed.

Meal breaks:

Please bring a packed lunch with you but tea and coffee will be provided

What to wear: Stout boots and warm, waterproof clothes.


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, signed to Barrow in Furness.

Stay on the A590 and continue past Lindale, Newby Bridge and Backbarrow. At Haverthwaite cross roads, just past the steam trains on the right, turn right at 'Lane Ends' towards Bouth. After a third of a mile turn left at the T junction onto 'The Causeway'.

Continue for about a mile to Bouth, and then turn right at The White Hart.

Continue for a third of a mile then take a sharp left to remain on the road (ignoring the sign to Hay Bridge). After a few bends in the road, 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.

Grid reference SD 326862

Post code of closest property: 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.

Concessions: Course Fees – Concessions we are not offering concessions this year but if you would like to attend and the cost is prohibitive please do contact us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to see if we can help.


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

Please do let us know if you cannot make it, even up to the day of the event as we may be able to let someone else have the place. This can be done via the Eventbrite site or direct to Rebecca if near the start date.

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.