Carymoor Environmental Trust

Willow weaving courses

Willow weaving courses

Come and spend a relaxing day with us at the Carymoor Nature Reserve, creating a plant support and bird feeder from willow.

Starts: 5th Jun 2021 to 12th Jun 2021

Sat 5th June (FULLY BOOKED), Sunday 6th June, Friday 11th June, Sat 12th June (4 courses)

10am to 4pm on each day


Come and spend a relaxing day with us on the Carymoor Nature Reserve, creating a plant support and a bird feeder from willow. This is a great opportunity to boost your wellbeing and to learn a new skill.


You will learn about the tradition of willow in Somerset, see how we manage our plantation at Carymoor, and harvest some willow to use. You will also have the opportunity to have a guided walk on the Carymoor Nature Reserve and find out more about the amazing creatures that live amongst the willow.


What to expect:


  • A small group of a maximum of 5 people.
  • The session will be led by Carymoor's Education Manager, Karen Boswell.
  • We are a Covid-secure business and will be following social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe. 
  • The course will be held in our outdoor classroom, so please wear suitable clothing. We would advise that you wear long trousers and sturdy shoes.
  • Please bring your own lunch.


Make a willow plant support (as pictured) and a bird feeder to take home and hang in your garden (suitable for use with fat balls). 


All the tools and materials you need will be provided on the day.

These courses are open to Somerset residents who are age 19 or over.

No other experience is required.


Booking essential: Places for these free days are limited. For more information or to book a place phone 01963 351350 or e-mail


Participants must be aged 19 or over and be a Somerset resident. We are able to offer this day free of charge thanks to funding from SS&L.



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