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Mark Aplin – (Coracle & Boat Making)

  • runs courses in boat-building, including coracles, kayaks and canoes
  • paddle-making creates a work of art that could hang on a wall!
  • skills also take in bow making and numerous other items using techniques with wood
  • qualified canoeing and sailing instructor, so he knows the science of staying afloat!
See Mark’s Facebook for more images of what he does
One of our students (Patrick Otley) sent us a link to this time-lapse video of their Coracle Build
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“My first visit to Higham Hall has been far beyond my expectations.”
“Brilliant – good fun and learnt a lot! Food excellent, company great.”
“It was a complete joy to come here – thank you.”

Upcoming Courses

June 2018


June 3rd at 18:30 to June 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Simple & fun, build this surprisingly light, capable and easy to carry craft (fits in a hatchback). Laminate timber to form the gunwale; weave, steam, bend and fix ash timber strips; attach and waterproof a canvas covering. Ends on the last day at 4pm. Work in pairs if you like. Mark Aplin (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/mark-aplin) £165 per coracle plus: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials included)

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