Date(s) - 18/09/2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Classes & Courses
Stool Making Course
This is a three day non-residential course running from 18th – 20th September
The pieces you will create on this course are traditional to the woodland heritage of the Lake District.
All courses are held at the workshop on the Witherslack Estate, which is the largest ancient woodland in Cumbria.
You will learn to select green Ash timber, sustainably felled in the surrounding woodland. You will then be taken through the process of splitting the logs using wedges and mallets to produce the material needed.
Once this is done, using traditional hand tools, the froe, axe, drawknife and spokeshave, on a shave horse, you will create the components needed.
No previous experience is needed, and all levels of ability are welcome.
- Courses include all materials and tools.
- The course number will be no larger than four.
- The course does not include accommodation
- Please ensure you have transport to the Estate. There are good national train links to Kendal and buses and taxis to Witherslack.
- If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
Location: Witherslack Woodland, Halecat House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RT
Course fee: £300
Contact: [email protected]
As this is a non-residential course you may need somewhere to stay. Enter your dates below to see available accommodation in the area.
(Map shows general area only. Zoom out to see more accommodation)
If you have found these What's On in the Lake District pages useful please help to support Visit Cumbria by Booking Your Accommodation through us. You pay the same lowest rate but sometimes we receive a small commission for this, which helps us to keep our 1,500+ free pages online and updated. Your support helps us to maintain our independence and impartiality and is very much appreciated. Thank you.