Build a Coracle in a
weekend and paddle
it before you leave!

Coracle Courses

coracle making weekend

Welcome to my Programme of Coracle Making Weekends

Utilising traditional materials with just a few basic hand tools, each two-day course will provide you with a completed and covered coracle frame which you may need to paint at home.

Coracle making courses are run throughout the year at my purpose built workshop in south Oxfordshire.

2017 Course Dates Booking Deadline Places Available
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10/11 June FULLY BOOKED 0
24/25 June FULLY BOOKED 0
15/16 July FULLY BOOKED 0
16/17 September FULLY BOOKED 0

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Each course costs £325/£360 per coracle, and includes:

  • Tuition
  • All materials
  • All tools and equipment provided.
  • Introductory membership to The Coracle Society
  • A paddle and drybag

Traditional cover (calico) £325, modern cover (PVC) £360. There is no additional charge for two people working together on the same boat.

Weather permitting there will be an opportunity to test paddle your finished coracle after the course (PVC cover only) or have a go in one of my own coracles.

Please note that tuition takes place in an open fronted structure. The course will run whatever the weather and though sheltered from wind and rain you may need to dress warmly.

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but you will need to bring your own packed lunch.
If you require further information then please contact me using the details below.

Alistair Phillips:
Telephone: 07776 002467 / 0118 972 3309 Or Email