Coracle Making Experience | 23-25 September 2022

We’re SO excited to be offering this amazing experience with Jane Wilkinson for the first time at The Lint Mill.

On this 3 day intensive course you will build your own traditional coracle (or curagh), a small keel-less boat that has been used for fishing and transport since the Bronze Age. They are great fun to build and need two people to build each boat so it’s an ideal activity to do as a couple or with friends.

Jane is an experienced basket maker and one of the UK’s leading coracle -makers. She is pictured here last summer with Ben Fogle after appearing on his recent BBC series Scotland’s Sacred Islands.

You are invited to camp (bring your own tent) in our beautiful, peaceful, riverside meadow (with toilet and shower facilities available at our B&B) and enjoy al fresco lunches and suppers cooked with ingredients from our own organic smallholding, in Dutch ovens around the campfire in the evenings.

By the end of 3 days you will have your own boat to take home (complete apart from the bitumen paint because it takes too long to dry). You will need a roof rack or large car to transport your coracle home.

As part of the weekend experience you will have the opportunity to try out sailing one of Jane’s coracles on the River Medwyn that runs through our land.

The price of £450 is per couple and includes:

    • Full tuition
    • All materials (apart from the bitumen paint)
    • Camping (bring your own tent)
    • Lunch and supper on Friday, breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday and breakfast and Lunch on Sunday.

To book a place please email us on courses@thelintmill.co.uk

Please note, this course needs a minimum of 5 couples to run.