Axe Work Tribe Skill Day

Forest Schools Education
Course Details

Our one-day axe course will introduce you to a new way of exploring the natural world and its materials.  We will take time to understand the tool, our responsibilities and the new landscape that opens up to us through its use.

There are no confirmed dates for this course, if you would like to be added to our interest list please email

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone beginning or already engaged in nature-based practice that seeks to develop their practice as well as their sense of purpose in understanding and connecting with nature.

You will learn

↟ Axe selection Sharpening

↟ Axe techniques

↟ A variety of applications for the axe.

↟ A variety of materials explored and utilised.

Using our approach of transformative learning, this course is much more than a way to learn new skills or knowledge.  Through inviting you to explore new crafts we will guide you through a meaningful experience full of reflection as well as the community learning new perspectives and insights into the opportunities for personal growth.

* Important Information *

This course will focus on developing your axe technique and approach, however, the foundation of this is having a good quality tool to begin with. If you would like to use your own axe during the course then please email us beforehand with the make and model so that we can approve it, otherwise, please follow THIS LINK to purchase a Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe, by one of the most respected handcrafted axes makers.

Note: We are not affiliated with this store in any way, this is the cheapest that we've found this particular axe online but you are free to purchase from anywhere you want.


This course can count towards your CPD requirements. If required, you may receive a certificate upon completion.


Birches Valley Forestry Commission
Rugeley, Cannock Chase
Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ