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Enjoy learning new whittling skills with Huw from Ynys Twca in the beautiful setting at Ffarm Moelyci, where you can also meet the resident herd of donkeys.



Course date: Sunday 20th August 10-12.30


This 2.5 hour session is a great introduction to whittling for those with no or very little experience. All equipment is provided and if you decide to take up whittling as a hobby, Huw can advise you on the tools you'll need to carry on.


What you'll learn:

How to forage sustainably for whittling materials.

A variety of carving techniques.

Safe use of whittling knives.

Tool maintenance.

Wood after care.

Traditional uses of different woods.



Not only will you learn all about whittling, you'll also take home what you make on the course. This course will involve making a fully working whistle!


The wooded area where you will be based is adjacent to Snowdonia Donkeys, a charity which works to help change the lives of both people and donkeys. So it is highly likely that the soundtrack to your session will not only be birds singing but donkeys braying! On Sundays the charity is open to visitors from 11am - 3pm. So you will be able to meet the donkeys and chat to the volunteers about the work they do after your course finishes.


The course is limited to 6 adults (16 years +) to ensure everyone gets the most from the session. 14 and 15 years olds are welcome to attend if they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Please note: a minimum of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead. If the minimum number is not reached, the session will be rescheduled to a later date.


After you have booked your place on the course, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to a file with information about how to get to Ffarm Moelyci and what to do when you arrive. This file is accessible for 30 days. Please do contact us in the meantime if you have any questions.

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    • This course is held outside in a small area of woodland. The ground is uneven in places with grass and tree stumps within the working area. Small stools are provided as seating and a tarp can be positioned to provide shelter from sun, wind or rain. If you are unsure if this is suitable for you, please do get in touch before booking so we can discuss any additional requirements you may have.
    • Please wear sturdy footwear, no open toed sandals.
    • Be prepared for the weather to change. Think warm clothes, waterproofs and a sun hat!
    • There is an eco toilet next to the Farm shop which participants are able to use.
    • Feel free to bring a packed lunch and drink to enjoy either before, if you are on an afternoon session, or after, for morning sessions.
    • For further information please email 
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