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Make A coracle!

Find out where in Ironbridge gorge to make a coracle.

Learn to make an Ironbridge Coracle.

The Trust runs coracle making courses in conjunction with Small Woods Association based at the Greenwood Centre, Coalbrookdale.

You will learn: 

  • to select suitable ash laths 
  • techniques for bending laths to shape 
  • nailing, clenching nails 
  • fixing and tailoring the calico cover ready for painting

You will have a wonderful Ironbridge Coracle to take home! 

Dates this year are  

  1. 23 Aug 2024 – 25 Aug 2024
  2. 05 Oct 2024 – 06 Oct 2024

Courses are £350 per person.   

Paddle Making 

Make your own personalised paddle. A course suitable for water enthusiast, canoeists and coraclers,

24 Aug – 25th Aug 2024 

Course costs £185

If you would like to book a place please see Small Woods Association website Course Calendar ( for details.