Come and learn the traditional craft of skep-making using straw. A Skep is a traditional straw bee-hive, but also has practical household uses and can be used as a fabulous basket for storage, fruit, foraging, yarn, wool, gardening, knickknacks etc. You will be provided with enough straw and bindings to complete your skep. If you don't finish it on the day you can take enough home with you to finish the job. At Horsepool Apiary, between Sheviock and Crafthole in SE Cornwall.
We are based on the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall. You can choose from hedgerow walks with stunning sea views, coastal walks that finish on the wonderful Cornish shoreline, woodland walks and even discover what's hidden in the wild urban landscapes of our nearest city, just across the water - Plymouth. We range in price from our popular monthly wild food walks (with a cookery class using the wild produce we've collected at the end also included!) for just £20 an adult and children go free. Bespoke private walks can be arranged at any time (and location of your choosing) - and we also offer exciting packages tailored for honeymooners and corporate team building days etc (please see the relevant pages on this site!). We also run courses in traditional countryside crafts - such as bee keeping, willow weaving and working with wild game.
01752 823424 / 07900 792 033