cut, carve & whittle

July 1 2018
10am - 4pm

Dartington Estate
£35 adults; £5 kids (<16 yrs)


There's nothing like whiling away the hours whittling on some wood.

But there's a lot to learn if you've not done much before! Allow WildWise to escort you into the forest to harvest your materials, teach you coppicing skills, learn different cutting and carving techniques and to introduce you to the safe and effective use of cutting tools, including the fixed blade sheath knife, the folding saw, and the bow saw and their various applications in forest skills.

There are various items to make and take home, but most of all this course teaches a basic proficiency, an understanding of tool use, and the confidence to continue in your home environment.

All equipment provided, but please bring along any tools you have at home if you prefer to use them.

Event Leader - Chris Salisbury
Chris founded WildWise after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. He has worked with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, amongst many others.

Cancellations: The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds or transfers if you are unable to attend. Please see our terms & conditions for further information.

4 Elements...
NB This is an "Earth" event which can be booked as a standalone event (below) or, alternatively, as part of our 4 Element - Fire, Water, Air & Earth - (4E) programme. Courses in woodcraft, bird language, wild foods, firecraft, and canoeing on the river Dart will deepen your affinity with Earth, Air, Fire and Water whether through skills-building activity or through deep nature connection. Booking a course in all 4 elements entitles you to 20% off the cost. See our 4 Element Programme web page for more details...

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