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. 06 May 2023 – 07 May 2023
  2. 25 Aug 2023 – 27 Aug 2023
  3. 07 Oct 2023 – 08 Oct 2023

Courses are £350 per person.   If you would like to book a place please see Small Woods Association website Course Calendar ( for details. 

Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We have received £15,000 from the Trust to help restore the slipway at the Old Coracle Shed, reconnecting the Shed to the River for the first time in over 70 years


Ironbridge Coracle Trust
The New Coracle Shed
Green Wood Centre
Station Road


  • MON - FRI
    9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • SAT
    9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • SUN
    9.00 am - 5.00 pm



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