Our Aim

Coppicewood College is a charity that promotes sustainable woodland management. We run a range of courses including coppicing, hedge-laying and craft, in the SSSI woodland in Pengelli, Pembrokeshire owned by the South and West Wales Wildlife Trust, with whom we have become partners.

Our working principle is to use traditional tools and methods together with a number of new techniques we have developed ourselves ensuring that we continue to manage in the most sustainable way possible. For example, the use of fire is strictly limited to charcoal making and keeping the workshop warm.

We particularly want to show students how to restore neglected woodland back to use as productive coppice. We endeavour to keep our courses as affordable as possible and, when we are able, we offer bursaries to deserving cases.

As we are a charity we encourage donations to help us support our students and Instructors.