ENGLISH LONG BOW AND HUNTER WORKSHOP
(we have limited spaces for those on low income, just contact us)
What is the English Bow Making Workshop?
Come to the wilderness and learn this ancient technique, connecting to your bow, the wood and putting your soul into something that will hopefully last your whole life.
This is one of the most profound projects in bushcraft, it pushes us to be patient, to work slowly and with definite precision, to be aware and most importantly to take responsibility for our actions. It is a very tricky art form and not for the faint hearted.
This course will be very popular so get in there quick. We will give everyone a large ash stave to work on from scratch. Then for the following five days we will teach you how to make a proper bow from start to finish, plus archery lessons. There will be lathes, scrapers, knives and axes to make and finish off your own unique bow. Zen archery will be taught throughout the week with an emphasis on Japanese style archery.
There will also be lessons on making traps, other hunting weapons, baiting and stalking.