Currach Building Course

Dave, our green woodworker, will be offering a currach building course at the Trelissick estate during the week of 19th – 23rd August. Learn the skills of building a traditional skin on frame boat, with the opportunity to row one of the beautiful craft on the River Fal, as our ancestors would have done. Monday…

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…

From Woodland to Water

The Trelissick estate has archaelogical evidence dating back to the Bronze Age including an incredibly important promontory fort at Roundwood where hide-skin boats would have been part of the everyday scene in Iron Age times. As part of a project to interpret the traditional management of the creekside woodlands along the Fal, we are building…

Step back in time to Roundwood

Saturday 27th October, 10am to 1pm Step back through three thousand years of Cornish history from 18th century landscape park back to Bronze age on this steady walk with some sloping paths. Walk around the beautiful estate of Trelissick with¬†Head Ranger, Neil Stevenson, and find out more about this special place. Have a go at…