Coracle Making Long Weekender

(Now includes Introductory Coracle Society Membership)

Build your own coracle like our ancestors did! Use it for fishing, foraging river banks, bringing back sheep from the other side or simply messing about on the river.

coracle makers

Satisfied coracle makers

The course takes place over one intensive long-weekend and by the end your ‘curragh’ (a light-weight willow coracle) only requires waterproofing before it can be used on the water. We supply the waterproofing too; it’s easy to do but has to be done at home since it takes a few days to dry.

coracle in the water

messing about on the river

You will need an estate car or at least roof bars and ratchet straps to get your coracle home – we can’t post ’em!

Lifting the frame out of the ground is always a tense moment!

Coracle making is also a great activity for couples. You get to make and enjoy your boat together – see the couples discount rate below.

couple stitching canvas

Stitching the cover together

Cost: £320 for one person building one coracle, including all materials (willow, calico, tar paint, sailmaker’s cord, wood for the seat and paddle). Cost includes introductory membership of The Coracle Society.
Couples Discount: For a two person team sharing the building of one coracle the cost is just £400 (£200 per person), including one introductory membership of The Coracle Society.
Dates:  Next runs in April – May 2023, dates to be confirmed.
Location: Ragmill Wood, Wiltshire

Please contact to book a place. A gift voucher is available for this course.

If you require an overnight stay, excellent accommodation is available just a short walk away and camping can also be provided on site for a small fee which goes to the landowner for the upkeep of the wood.