In keeping with the aims of the William Scott Abbott Trust, we like to support and share knowledge about traditional rural skills whenever we have the chance at Sacrewell. Previously we’ve had practical workshops on pruning apple trees, hedgelaying, Christmas wreath making and dry stone walling.

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We are always keen to hear from providers who would like to work in collaboration with us. If you have a traditional rural skill that you would like to share, please send us an email at

I have always had in mind the creation of a sound, practical, enterprise, preserving what is best in our country way of life, and based on sound, practical farming, as all country life must be.

William Scott Abbott

Blacksmith Taster Sessions (coming soon)

On the 16th and 17th of September we had Chain Bridge Forge join us to run some taster sessions.  We’ve asked them to come back in December, and we will have more dates available closer to the time.

Young Farmers Apprentice (23rd - 27th October 2017)

Get a taste of farm life with some hands on experience at Sacrewell. You might be fixing broken fencing or tidying the stable yard, feeding and mucking out the animals, or learning how we ensure the animals at Sacrewell get the best treatment. The very nature of farm life means that you really could be doing anything in your session, so please come prepared for all weathers and wear suitable clothing.

Sessions will be led by our Animal Manager Jess and her team and are suitable for children aged between 5 and 16. The slots last two hours and are available from 10am until 12pm, or 2pm until 4pm on certain days during the October half term week. Reserve your session online for £10 a child, there are 8 places available per session!

Woodcarving School

Glyn Mould is our resident woodcarver at Sacrewell. His courses are open to anybody who has a love of wood; you do not need to be artistic to be able to carve, but enthusiasm is an essential.  You will receive all the support and equipment necessary to complete a piece of work to your own satisfaction.

Visit Glyn’s website for more details and to book your course directly with him.