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  • Walking and Working in the Wyre: Try Crafts from our Past
    July 22, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at Ruskin Land to explore the many people that made their living from the forest, charcoal burning, stripping bark for the tanners, felling trees to make houses, boats and carts, coppicing the hazel, trapping rabbits, searching for natural food.

Discover our wood pasture, a woodland landscape with more space between the trees so cattle can graze to improve the understorey.  Meet our charcoal burner, living in the forest for weeks at a time, what did he live in, what did he eat, what was life like?

Learn what charcoal was used for and what we use it for today.  Use charcoal to draw your images of the forest on natural material to add to our giant mosaic.  Join Owen to explore the forest for edible things and sample teas made from your finds.  Use the materials of the forest to weave a fence to shelter the charcoal burners bothy.  A great day out for all the family.