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 winter 2017

At Sacrewell, we offer Blacksmith Taster Sessions so that anybody as young as 7 years old can create something unique and personalised with our professionals from Chain Bridge Forge. Varieties of bespoke hooks, key rings, or something of your choosing can occupy the 20-30 minute time slot, so with such a choice you could always come back for more!

For those who would like to spend a longer time with the forge, we are also offering Extended Blacksmith Sessions. These give you up to 3 hours to create a more challenging project, such as a hot fire poker, and are suitable for anyone aged 14 or over.

Chain Bridge Forge are running sessions on weekends throughout December and weekday sessions from Monday 18th to Christmas Eve.

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.