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

Woodcarving Summer School (7th - 11th August)

Glyn Mould is our resident woodcarver at Sacrewell. He is running a Summer School from from 7th-11th August at a cost of £225 per person. 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.