Coppice Wood College


Coppicewood College promotes, supports sustainable woodland management and runs courses using traditional methods and tools. These affordable courses cover all aspects of coppice practice, hedgelaying and coppice craft in our own woodland in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Coppicewood College provides training in woodland based traditional rural skills and related crafts. Now is the time to consider the opportunity of planning to come on one of our established short courses or our part time 6 month Woodland Skills Course (see below) . These start in September and carry on throughout the winter. Though we do now run some craft courses during the summer months.


Woodland Skills Course.

Especially relevant for people interested in a career in woodland working.

A 6month, structured comprehensive, sustainable woodland management course leading to potential employment opportunities in rural areas.

We are interviewing students for next Octobers (2017) course now. If you are keen to investigate the possibility of taking a place you would be welcome to visit our woodland on a Wednesday when our Instructors and Volunteers will be able to show you around and answer any questions you may have. The earlier you are able to commit the sooner we can organise your payment scheme to help spread the cost. Contact Ian now at

Please have a look at the students blog on the website as it will give you a real flavour of the course contents and the woodland, just click the link on the right hand panel of this page. Check out the short film on this page made by one of our students on a previous course.

We look forward to hearing from you. Remember this is a life changing course and will lead to the future you want for yourself. Exciting isn’t it !!!!

To book your place on any of our courses please email Ian at

NEW FOR 2017 The Chairman’s Guided Tour

2 hour Guided Tours of our traditionally managed 11 acre woodland for groups now available. As the name implies our Chair, Bruce Slark will host the tour. Demonstrating the benefits of our management techniques and a show and tell featuring the tools and work-pieces built and used by our students from probably the best traditional hand tool collection in the UK. The tour costs just £50 for a maximum of 12 people. Ideal for garden clubs (tea and cakes can be arranged at extra cost, please ask) Allow 2 hours minimum. All proceeds to the College.

To arrange your tour Contact Bruce at: