Weekend in the Woods 2020 – EVENT NOW CANCELLED

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Enjoy learning inspiring traditional crafts in a beautiful South Lakeland woodland setting.

16th & 17th May 2020

Staveley-in-Cartmel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

Courtesy of Sir John Fisher Foundation

Cost: CANW Members – £135

Non-CANW members – £145

Course availability: (updated 03.03.20, 10:45 a.m.)

  • Slab seated Stick Chairs – Jo Clayton – Fully Booked
  • Kuksas and Bowl carving – Tim Davis – Fully Booked
  • Willow Sculptures – Helen Elvin – 1 Place
  • Oak Bench – Jack Holden – Fully Booked
  • Viking Knife Forging – Matty Whitaker – Fully Booked
  • Rush Weaving – Bill Oakes & Jen Molyneux – Fully Booked
  • Carving Signs & Lettering – Geoff Whitely – Fully Booked
  • Boxes with Bling – Adrian Lloyd – 2 Places

Detail description of courses here

Course venue:

Chapel House Wood, where the workshops will be held, is owned by the Sir John Fisher Foundation. We have use of the village hall opposite, which has toilets, showers and central heating.


Camping in the woods, limited parking for camper-vans or B+B’s nearby.


Vegetarian lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be provided and a vegetarian evening meal on Saturday. Refreshments will be available in the tea tent.

The cost of lunches, Saturday evening’s meal and refreshments during workshops are included in your fee. Breakfasts are available for a small cost, or you can bring your own.


Tools and equipment will be provided. Wear work clothes and stout footwear for uneven muddy ground and be prepared for a Weekend in the Woods in all weathers. Bring your musical instruments for the campfire on Saturday night.

CANW and your tutors will take every precaution to ensure your safety. General site safety will be outlined on arrival and tutors will provide specific Health+Safety information relevant to their workshop. We need to know of any medical conditions/medication that might compromise your safety or that of others.

We will provide First Aid cover with qualified First Aiders on site.

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