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Another 12 weeks of roundhouse building at the Elan Valley.

Tir Coed | June 12, 2019

There had been a lot of buzz around the latest 12 week course, with 12 participants building a roundhouse, at the Elan Valley. The build certainly had a Tir Coed family feel, with wood supplied from one of the Ceredigion Tir Coed sites and this along with unique design of the building meant that we had over double the applicants than spaces!

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Building bridges blazing trails

Tir Coed | June 7, 2019

11 trainees have joined our 12-week woodland carpentry course in Pembrokeshire. During this course they will learn all the skills needed to build 3 timber bridges and make a path through the woods to link up with existing tracks and create a circular route.

Rob Smith is leading the course with Eugene Noakes as his able support tutor.

Jerry Roberson has generously provided us with the location and materials including some beautiful curved timbers to construct a humpback bridge.

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21 Mile Litter Pick - How did it go?

Tir Coed | June 5, 2019

I'm sure everyone's wondering whether the 10 Tir Coed representatives survived the 21 mile litter pick! Well - they have, and they finished the walk in 8 hours 57 minutes; successfully collecting 12 full bags of litter. The team pulled together during the challenge to ensure that no-one was left behind. You can still show your support to the team by donating to their fund: www.justgiving.com/campaign/ti... 

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JUNE PHOTO COMPETITION

Tir Coed | June 3, 2019

It's a new month, which means a brand new theme and prize for our photo competition! This month's theme is "NATURAL WONDERS". Tag us and use the #TirCoedCalendar for your chance to win 2 free child tickets to Manor Wildlife Park in Tenby - Wales' only walking safari! Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for tigers or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!) this park has something for you!

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Ceredigion Woodland Carpentry Course

Tir Coed | May 27, 2019

Ceredigion's 12-week course started last week, running from Coed Tyllwyd, Llanfarian. Lead by Jamie Miller and supported by Cath Rigler, the trainees have got a feel of what the course will be like and what they will be constructing. Over the next 11 weeks, the trainees will undertake various practical tasks, including construction of steps, benches and log stores. Let’s hope the beautiful weather holds out for them.

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Welcome to Coed Tyllwyd

Tir Coed | May 15, 2019

7 trainees joined Wil Nickson and Anna Thomas in Coed Tyllwyd, Llanfarian for a Welcome to the Woods course. The trainees developed new green woodworking skills and their confidence grew during the course. A total of 148 hours was completed over the course of 5 days and 3 of the trainees will be moving on to the Woodland Carpentry 12 week course in Coed Tyllwyd.

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A Warm Welcome To The Woods

Tir Coed | May 13, 2019

In the woods at Scolton 6 trainees spent 166 hours learning about green woodwork. Claire Turner and Tracy Styles led the group to develop their skills and confidence in using the tools. Thanks to Jerry Roberson for providing the location and timber needed to complete the projects. Thanks to Richard Woolley for some brilliant photos.

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Pembrokeshire Social Forestry Progression Course

Tir Coed | May 1, 2019

7 trainees completed over 183 hours of Pembrokeshire's Social Forestry Progression Course in Scolton Woods following their success in the 12 week accredited Sustainable Woodland Management course!

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Powys waving good-bye to another 12 week course!

Tir Coed | April 29, 2019

The first Powys 12 week course of 2019 finished on the 10th April, with tutors Phil Ward & Dave Hughes teaching 10 trainees woodland conservation and countryside skills in the stunning Elan Valley. This 12 week course saw our trainees out in all weathers, improving woodland and creating access to areas of the Elan Valley as part of the Elan Links Project. 

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Ceredigion end of course celebration!

Tir Coed | April 29, 2019

Following an amazing 12 weeks, last Tuesday we celebrated the achievements of Ceredigion’s Woodland Management Course after 7 trainees worked over 1,076 hours between them!

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