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Blacksmithing Courses

Come to the forge and try your hand at blacksmithing under the expert guidance of Master Craftsman Nigel Barnett.  This hands-on course enables you to make a variety of items to take home with you. If you want to make something specific then let us know - we will try and accommodate your requirements!

One or two day courses available.  Courses are run on a Friday/Saturday and the charge is £150 per day per person for up to 8 hours tuition. All tools and safety equiment is provided but students need to wear old clothes and stout, comfortable boots/shoes and bring a packed lunch.

DAY 1   is about learning the basics of handling metal using lots of different tools and equipment. Depending on how quickly you pick up the skills you can expect to take home 3 - 5 different items to be proud of!  Examples of what you can make on a one day course; poker, BBQ tools, small shovel, oak leaf coat hook, key rings, jewellry.

DAY 2  allows attendees to build on their skills making more ornate or complex items such as candle sticks, small knives or axes, poppies, small sculptures - alterntaively if you have a specific idea or topic then just ask - we will see what we can do!

Why not complete the experience with an overnight stay in our comfortable Shepherd's hut situated in our peaceful wooded sculpture trail?  £35 per night for up to two people. Alternatively, you can camp for free - just bring your own tent!

Please contact us for further details (via Email please!) or for more reviews visit the Craft Course website.

Gift vouchers also available - see buy buttons below.



Learn how to use our kits to create your very own shepherd hut. 

Our staff will guide you through the various stages of creating the basic hut.  Students (minimum 2 - maximum 4) will work together and learn the necessary skills to build their own hut. This course is very hands-on and students must be prepared to try all aspects of the build!

The course is run over 4 days and costs £600 per person. Following completion each participant recieves a voucher of £150 towards purchases from the forge.


We do NOT sell vouchers for this course as numbers are very limited.  Please email us for further details.

Want to book a course as a gift but not sure what dates would suit the recipient?  

Then our vouchers offer a perfect solution!