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Woodland Skills Course 2021

We are interviewing students for Septembers (2021) course now.

If you are keen to investigate the possibility of taking a place, please contact us to arrange a visit to help you decide if the course is for you.

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Finding Pengelli

Once you have arrived at the entrance to Pengelli Forest, go through the kissing gate and proceed along the main track for 1/2 mile. The entrance to our compound is on the left through a gated entrance.

Google Maps Directions

Turn right from the A487 (if travelling from Cardigan towards Fishguard) into a small unsigned lane which leads to towards Pont-gareg and eventually to Felindre Farchog. It is the turn after the one which goes down towards Moelgrove. Once on the lane just keep going straight, ignoring all turns off the lane, and the entrance to Pengelli Forest will be on the left as you drive down a steep hill. There is plenty of car parking at the entrance.

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Pengelli gets a new compost loo

Early this year Coppicewood College was pleased to welcome back Tŷ Pren, to build our new compost toilet. While never the most glamorous of topics the new facility will deliver real benefits for the college and Wildlife Trust. The building is handcrafted and was made by Jamie Miller of Tŷ Pren and the participants of their sixth annual Timber Framing Course, held in Lampeter, in the Autumn of 2020.

The compost toilet has a 360 litre capacity (a large wheelie bin full) that will require emptying only every six months or so. It includes a solid and liquid separation system. The urine can be sequestered, treated, and used as a low carbon fertilizer in the surrounding woodlands. Spreading the benefits! The facility will be used by staff and volunteers at the Coppicewood College and Wildlife Trust at the Pengelly Woodlands.

Jamie was our first apprentice at Coppicewood College, and we are always glad to welcome him and the Tŷ Pren team back.

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Find Coppicewood at Pengelli

As our current lease expires in June 2022 we have been looking for an alternative woodland to operate in and we are delighted to announce that we will be taking up residence on a 25 year lease in Pengelli woods an SSSI woodland with a particular rare habitat for Dormice.

The Workshop is now finished and the compost loo will be complete before Christmas.

If you are attending a pre-course interview and have been asked to come to Pengelli here are the directions.

Turn right from the A487 (if travelling from Cardigan towards Fishguard) into a small unsigned lane which leads to towards Pont-gareg and eventually to Felindre Farchog. It is the turn after the one which goes down towards Moelgrove. Once on the lane just keep going straight, ignoring all turns off the lane, and the entrance to Pengelli Forest will be on the left as you drive down a steep hill. There is plenty of car parking at the entrance. Go through the kissing gate and proceed along the main track for 1/2 mile. The entrance to our compound is on the left through a gated entrance.

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2020 Woodland Skills Course Full

Our 2020 6-month part-time woodland skills course is now full. This will be our last year running the course at Cwm Plysgog. Although this marks the end of an era it is also the beginning of a new chapter for Coppicewood College. With that in mind, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2021 woodland skills course. This course will be led at our new location in Pengelli Forest.

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COVID-19 Update – Woodland Skills Course

We are anticipating that the woodland skills course will go ahead as scheduled from Wed 30th Sept. Being a small group in a large outdoor space we see no problem observing the COVID requirements. So if you were considering taking this brilliant course, please respond by sending an inquiry.



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    Woodland Skills Course

    We are interviewing students for Octobers (2020) course now.

    If you are keen to investigate the possibility of taking a place, please contact us to arrange a visit to help you decide if the course is for you.

    Especially relevant for people interested in a career in woodland working, woodland owners and any one wanting to understand how coppicing can contribute to a reduction in CO2 and assist the UK in reaching its climate targets.

    A 6 month, structured comprehensive, sustainable woodland management course leading to potential employment opportunities in rural areas.

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    Coppicewood College is on the move

    As our current lease expires in June 2022 we have been looking for an alternative woodland to operate in and we are delighted to announce that we will be taking up residence on a 25 year lease in Pengelli woods an SSSI woodland with a particular rare habitat for Dormice.

    Its great news but as part of the process we are building a new workshop which will cost around £40,000. We have already found £20,000 but we need to fund raise to reach the balance so any help you can provide by donating to us we would be most grateful.This will allow us to continue to provide our unique and valuable woodland management training well into the future.