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A walk in the woods with Bob Shaw

Tir Coed | June 28, 2019

Yesterday, a group of Tir Coed staff went along to Coed Tamsin, Capel Seion to spend the day with Bob Shaw. Before learning all about tools and green woodworking, Bob took everyone for a short walk around the woods. Here's a short video of the walk.

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21 milltir - 21 mlynedd o les a dysgu

Tir Coed | June 20, 2019

Mae'r cylchlythyr diweddaraf yn awr ar gael! Edrychwch i weld beth sydd wedi bod yn digwydd dros y 3 mis diwethaf gyda Tir Coed ac am ddiweddariad 6 mis ail flwyddyn LEAF.

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21 miles - 21 years of wellbeing & learning

Tir Coed | June 20, 2019

The latest newsletter is now available! Take a look to find out what Tir Coed have been doing over the last 3 months and for a 6 month update of LEAF year 2. 

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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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