Sunshine and woodland fun in Carmarthenshire

Written by Tir Coed / Monday 27 September 2021

Over the summer we have been very busy in Carmarthenshire, with 5 trainees completing their accredited 12-week Woodland Carpentry course, and 4 progressing on to further training with Tir Coed.

We celebrated the end of the Woodland Carpentry course in style, with a tasty barbeque garnished with home grown salad leaves, followed by a presentation of certificates.  Trainees had the chance to show off their constructions, including the Japanese-style Tori gate which made the perfect backdrop for photos.

We also invited freelance tutor, Will, to the woods to deliver a 5-day course in heritage crafts.  During those days, our trainees, Bob, Adam, Rhonwen and Tony, learned the skills and techniques required to build a pole lathe.  Once it was finished we all had the chance to put it to the test and try out some wood turning. 

We all enjoyed the week and benefitted from the knowledge, insight, support and encouragement that Will brought to the woods - the only complaint came from Bob, who wished the course could have been longer!

We are looking forward to using the pole lathe more throughout the year and excited to welcome our trainees back in November for the 12-week course in Sustainable Woodland Management. 

In the meantime, we are sending our activity leaders Ben and Peter to Brechfa Forest where they will be running volunteering sessions and bespoke activities for residents and groups in the area. 

To find out more about what’s going on throughout Carmarthenshire get in touch.