Coppicing around the North Woodland Walk

The weather of recent weeks and the Christmas break has hampered our ability to get on with activities outside. However, the rain has finally eased up for a while. So with a full volunteer team and Len, the seasonal woodsman, we got out on the North Woodland Walk at Trelissick, to coppice a section of the…

Green Woodworking Camps

Dave has started the green wood working camps at Trelissick again and he’ll be there every Saturday providing tuition to visitors – families and individuals welcome. People are creating beautiful hand-carved spoons, ladles, Swedish cups and a whole host of other interesting projects. If high winds or heavy rain is forecast, please phone the Trelissick office beforehand-…

Dark Ages Illuminated

Over the past few months, together with the invaluable help of many volunteers, I’ve been unravelling the mysterious and ancient art of currach construction, using materials sourced from the Trelissick estate. The process has been fantastically enjoyable and a lot has been learned about the use of traditional materials, including hazel, chestnut laths, Stockholm tar, jute…