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Test Your Rural Skills

Coppicewood College isn’t a traditional school, yet it teaches traditional skills. The college “promotes and supports sustainable woodland management and runs courses using traditional methods and tools.” Courses cover topics like green woodworking, coppice practice, hedge laying, garden structure weaving, round wood timber framing, and sustainability. Students are taught to use axes, bow saws, draw knifes, scythes, billhooks, and pole lathes. Spanning 17 acres, Coppicewood is located in Cym Plysgog Woods, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire. Individual and family memberships cost less than £20. Volunteer opportunities are available on Wednesdays.

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