Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland

Learn to use the pole lathe

Sunday 17th April

pole lathe at Harehope Quarry

Learn the basics of turning freshly cut green wood on the leg powered pole lathe. You’ll find out how to work with wood still green and fresh from the tree; you’ll split it, shape it on a shave horse and then turn it on a traditional pole lathe. This is how chairs, stools, bowls, rolling pins and a host of other household objects used to be made. 

Duration10.00 to 16.30

Cost: 25 per person

Booking: Ring or email to check place availability: tel. 01388 529154 or email then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment by cheque or click on the button below to pay online. Download booking form

Further informationFurther information: 16+ (Parental consent required for under 18s). Clothes you would do the garden in including waterproofs, strong footwear, packed lunch, midge repellant.

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