Woodland Heritage Activity Programme at Hardcastle Crags
3rd February 2020
The Celebrating our Woodland Heritage Project has some exciting activities at Hardcastle Crags this winter. The project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Yorkshire Water, Newground Together and the Green Bank Trust and supported by the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at University of Bradford is slowly coming to a close after over 3 years of community archaeological investigations, forest schools, festivals, workshops and a conference across the South Pennines.
But before it closes you can take part in some fascinating workshops over in Calderdale. See below for details and go to the National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags events page for booking details.
Sunday 16th February – Charcoal Clamp construction
- This one day drop in workshop to build a demonstration traditional charcoal clamp in the woodland on the location of an original charcoal burning site.
- Outdoors activity – wear warm clothing and gloves, and sturdy footwear
- Sun Feb 16th 2020, drop in session,
Sunday 23rd February – Willow fence making
- Workshop building a 6m section of living fence ( Grant, this is your call, and we can make a non-living fence if preferred)
- Outdoor workshop – wear warm clothes and footwear
- Sun Feb 23rd 2020, 2 sessions (6 places per session):11am – 1pm; 1.30pm -3.30pm
Sunday 15th March – Willow Pig Sculpture
- We’ll be working on parts of a life-size willow pig sculpture over the day.
- Indoor session, but dress warmly
- Sun Mar 15th, 3 x one and a half hour bookable sessions, with 6 spaces on each session: 10-11.30am, 12 – 1.30pm, 2 – 3.30pm
Wednesday 25th March – Building a life size wood logging horse
- We’ll be working on building Nathan, the heavy horse in situ
- Outdoor activity in the woods, dress warmly
- Wed Mar 25th, 2 x 2 hour bookable sessions, 6 spaces per session: 10.30 – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 3.30pm