Rural Courses 2017

Rural courses on the Wimpole Estate at a glance

See drop down list on menu for more details

 The art of ferreting on the Wimpole Estate.

100 rabbits 800

28rd January 2017 & 25th November 2017

The Victorian blacksmith workshop on the Wimpole Estate.

wimpole forge 12a

22nd April 2017 & 23rd September 2017

Learn to make a traditional rake out of the estates woodland timber


The art of shearing sheep with hand shears.


20th May 2017

The art of scything on the Wimpole Estate.

Team mowing

24th June 2017

The art of pole lathe turning

Basic course TBA

Intermediate TBA

The art of laying hedges with traditional tools

hedgelayuing 120 20001v

18th March 2017 & 21st October 2017

The art of spoon carving


Traditional woodland work in the Wimpole Estate woodlands.

Learn to use axes, cross-cut saws felling and snedding ash trees and extraction by horse. Email

2 Responses to Rural Courses 2017

  1. Charlotte Dunham says:

    Please may a book 1 place on the Scything course Saturday June 28th? What do I have to do next?
    I will need to borrow a scythe.

    Charlotte Dunham


    • Sadeik says:

      Hello Charlotte
      You need to go to ‘mowing’ under rural courses and box online, it’ll be highlighted in blue. I have to do it this way unfortunately



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