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Woodland Skills Course 2022

We are interviewing students for Septembers (2022) 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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Woodland Skills Course 2024

The Woodland Skills Course is the main focus of the Calendar year at Coppicewood College. Running 2 days a week from September to March, this is a fantastic opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the woodland environment through the entirety of the traditional coppicing season. During the six months our students gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to sustainably manage a woodland using traditional coppicing methods.

We are interviewing students for Septembers (2024) course now and further details of the Course and the booking information can be found here.

If you are interested in taking a place, please contact us to arrange a visit to help you decide if the course is for you.

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Stool Making Course

There are spaces left on our stool-making course on the 14-15th September.

This greenwood craft course will take you step by step through the
process of using green wood to create a beautiful stool to take away
with you.

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Volunteer Days Restarting

Help us build a round wood timber-framed pole lathe shelter

The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Coppicewood volunteer days
will restart on Thursday 30th June and continue every Thursday throughout the summer. Following the completion of the main building last year we now need to build a pole lathe shelter. Ian has designed the building and will oversee the construction, and Tamsin will
organise the volunteers. The building will be an A-frame construction, similar to the one at our old Cwm Plysgog site.

Because of the varying nature of the tasks and the need to keep control of the work we ask that you let us know if you plan to attend on any given day; please e-mail tamsinagear@gmail.com

We’ll normally start at 10am and finish around 4pm.

Hope to see you soon.

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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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Cwrs Sgiliau Coetir 2020 yn Llawn

Mae ein cwrs sgiliau coetir rhan-amser 2020 6 mis bellach yn llawn. Hon fydd ein blwyddyn olaf yn rhedeg y cwrs yn Cwm Plysgog. Er bod hyn yn nodi diwedd oes mae hefyd yn ddechrau pennod newydd ar gyfer Coleg Coppicewood. Gyda hynny mewn golwg, rydym yn gyffrous i gyhoeddi ein bod bellach yn derbyn ceisiadau ar gyfer ein cwrs sgiliau coetir 2021. Bydd y cwrs hwn yn cael ei arwain yn ein lleoliad newydd yng Nghoedwig Pengelli.

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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.