Arbour Training is a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting the re-introduction of traditional coppicing to establish and manage sustainable woodland in the Forest of Dean.  We also offer short traditional craft courses at our Kensley Training venue in the heart of the Forest of Dean. 


Have you ever observed a skilled rural craftsperson at work, admired the quality of their products and wondered how and where they learnt these skills?  We have built a unique relationship with the Forestry Commission which enables us to offer wood-craft and coppicing training in this beautiful woodland ... read more ...



Our Kensley Training Venue has been refurbished using traditional materials

New Leaf project


The New Leaf project has been created with the support of the Forestry Commission in the Forest of Dean and is at the very heart of what we are aiming to achieve at Arbour Training ... read more ...  


**Special Offer**


 Would you like to carve your own spoon or learn bushcraft skills? These and our other Spring and Summer courses are available to book at a special introductory price of just £50 per workshop.


Click here for full details. 


Latest news...   


04/04/2019 - Our first Coppicing Course was held at the end of March and was enjoyed by all that attended.  Next up is the Bushcraft Course on 7th and 8th April 2019, it is a popular course but there are a few spaces left so book on before it's full.....  

Full details of our current craft courses are available here. 

Alternatively, please contact us here for further information.  

All of our courses are run by professionally qualified and occupationally competent staff who are able to pass on their knowledge and skills in an enjoyable and engaging manner. 

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