With thanks to Bronwyn at The Bush at Penallt (thebushpenallt.co.uk) for creating this fabulous display of local crafts including our own Pen-y-Graig products.
Managing the restoration of the 1892 Hazel Coppice
“On a clear sunny Friday in April one of Pen-y-Graig’s “band of brothers” grouped up for a very special day on the east side of the wood helping to manage the restoration of the 1892 Hazel Coppice. Led by Maurice Clother and Alex Arthur our participants went to work practising their new chainsaw drills cutting […]
Creating Primitive tools
Making paintbrushes from the bark of leilandii, sticks of willow and other foraged pieces, creating works and taking inspiration from the Wye Valley and Sitting, Pen-Y-Graig’s wonderful tree! The first step was to forage sticks that felt nice in the hand, in way of handles. As well as two large flat stones, for pounding the […]
Path Building at Pen-y-Graig
The path ,which runs from the centre building at Pen y Graig along thetop of the wooded hillside, was just earth over slippery ground and treeroots. Even in dry summer going was tricky, making it awkward for peopleto contour directly on foot to the other areas of the wood, otherwise ininclement weather and wintertime they […]
Photography and Painting
Photography and painting work completed by our participants, along with our tutors Gina Hughes and Clare Scott. All set in the tranquil setting of Pen-y-Graig Woodland Centre.
Another day at Pen-y-Graig Woodland Centre, where one of our participants learns the skill of Horse Logging. Horse logging offers an efficient, flexible approach to timber extraction with a wide range of both traditional and modern equipment available. The horses can work through the full range of woodland operations from first thinning’s through to extracting […]