Greenwood ways @ Nairn (13-14th July)


Scandinavian wood craft

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After a successful first time out running this course back in March 2023, we are delighted to be able to offer it again.

The location for this course will be The Gomde Scotland – Buddhist Retreat Center near Nairn. In a beautiful setting of new mixed woodland, older pine woodland and wetlands.This course is for those interested in learning more about the process of sourcing/felling and cleaving wood the “Greenwoodway”. And will be run my both myself and Aaron Sterritt 

Maybe you are a woodland owner or have access to a woodland? or maybe you would just like to know more about how us as humans can produce many of the things we need sustainably from our local woodlands whilst also benefiting wildlife? Once we understand a little of how a woodland ecosystem works, we can make better decisions on which trees to use and even learn about how our actions within the woodland can increase biodiversity.

We will start the day by felling a tree by hand, you will then be shown the different uses of parts of the tree and how to cut and split down the tree including cleaving the wood for making items for the home and garden. After we have selected and harvested our wood in a way that is sensitive to nature and encourages a reciprocal relationship. We will focus on making using traditional hand tool methods, everyday items such as pots, bowls, cups, spoons, small stools, mallets etc.


Lunch is provided on both days and is included in the price. Accommodation and dinner is also available on site and I would encourage everyone to consider booking to make the most of the experience and enjoy a blether around the fire in the evening and maybe even a spontaneous wood carving session!

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Prices £25-£45 (including breakfast)

Dinner – £7