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September 2017

Quad bike based slug pellet application course (POSTPONED)

Tuesday September 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walford College SY11 4QB United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED We have limited places available on this quad bike based slug pellet application course - PA4s Slug Pellet Application. You must have quad bike experience and your PA 1 (pesticides handling) certificate. Subsidised cost of £110 (half price).  If over-subscribed we will give preference to candidates with postcodes SY5, SY7, SY9, SY15. To book contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk Take course takes place at North Shropshire College, Walford.  The assessment will take place on a future…

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Spoon Carving with Neill Mapes

Saturday September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College SY9 5AY United Kingdom + Google Map
£45

Skills in the Hills. One-day spoon carving course. Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden spoons. Cost £45. To book your place and for more details please contact us on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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Horse Logging Course

Saturday September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Poles Coppice SY5 0TS United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

Have a Go Horse Logging Taster Course in the Shropshire Hills.

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October 2017

One-day Shrink Pot course

Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College SY9 5AY United Kingdom + Google Map
£45

Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden pots. This vessel making technique goes back to at least Viking times and is an alternative to coopering. A piece of green wood is hollowed out into a tube. A groove is cut near the bottom to accept the base made of seasoned timber, then as the tube dries it shrinks and tightens onto the base. Tools & materials: provided but you can bring your own…

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November 2017

Basket Making Course

Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Gleanings, Gravels Bank
Minsterley, SY5 0HG United Kingdom
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£45

Spend the day around the wood burning stove on this Basket Making course with craftsman John Hart. Learn how to weave a traditional basket and take in the fantastic views across to the Stiperstones. All the Basket Making tools & materials you need will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own secateurs if you have a favorite pair. We will provide tea and coffee but please bring your own pack lunch. Please leave dogs at home. Cost…

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December 2017

Dormouse Ecology Course, The Gleanings, Hope

Tuesday December 5, 2017 - Wednesday December 6, 2017
The Gleanings, Gravels Bank
Minsterley, SY5 0HG United Kingdom
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This 2 day course with professional Dormouse Ecologist, Ian White.  It  offers participants the opportunity to learn more about this elusive species, including:  The National Monitoring Scheme  How, when and why we check for dormice  Where Shropshire fits in to the UK distribution  Ecology and woodland management  Introduction to nut identification Payment will secure your place.  Cost £20 and will include classroom sessions and site visits. Book now to avoid disappointment!  Contact the office on…

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February 2018

Hedge Laying for Beginners

Saturday February 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Sunday February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Upper Gravenor Norbury, SY9 5EG United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

COURSE NOW FULL - Next course 17th & 18th Feb BOOK NOW! A two day practical hedge laying course for beginners with tutor Allan Housman. Learn the traditional craft of laying a hedge using hand tools. 9:30am – 4:00pm Booking Essential. To book your place and for more details please contact us on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.   Bring Waterproofs, Work wear, Sturdy boots (steel toe caps advisable) & Gloves. Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and a flask…

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Hedge Laying for Beginners -FULLY BOOKED

Saturday February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Sunday February 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Upper Gravenor Norbury, SY9 5EG United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

This course is NOW FULLY BOOKED - Please do get in touch to be put on the waiting list or to receive information regarding future course. A two day practical hedge laying course for beginners with tutor Allan Housman. Learn the traditional craft of laying a hedge using hand tools. On this course we look at both the Welsh and the Midlands style. 9:30am – 4:00pm Booking Essential. To book your place and for more details please contact us on…

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March 2018

Basket Making

Saturday March 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
£45

Spend the day around the wood burning stove on this Basket Making course with craftsman John Hart. Learn how to weave a traditional basket and take in the fantastic views across to the Stiperstones. All the Basket Making tools & materials you need will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own secateurs if you have a favorite pair. We will provide tea and coffee but please bring your own pack lunch. Please leave dogs at home. Cost…

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July 2018

Introduction to scything, one-day course, Stiperstones NNR

Thursday July 5, 2018
Stiperstones NNR Knolls car park, Stiperstones National Nature Reserve - Knolls Car Park SY5 0NL United Kingdom + Google Map

Learn the joy of scything at this one-day course run by Natural England site manager, Simon Cooter.  The course will include how to set up, sharpen and use the scythe in different conditions, as well as the principles of hay meadow management. Cost £50, includes equipment and refreshments.  Contact Simon on 01743 792294 or email stiperstones.events@naturalengland.org.uk

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