Traditional Bow Making Workshop

Traditional Bow Making Workshop

Bows have been a part of our culture for thousands of years, so long and so important are they to us, that perhaps none of us would be here if it wasn’t for the skill and patience of our ancestors.  Hunting, inter- tribal conflict and symbols of power that built nations like our small islands, these beautiful pieces of art are much more than killing tools. Each Bow is a personal statement of skill and craftsmanship that is, or some might suggest a bit of artwork. 

We explore Bow design through the ages, designs straight from the prehistoric record and find the right design for you. You’ll learn how to craft your Bow using simple Bushcraft tools, utilising the knowledge and skill that’s been passed on from one generation of Bowyers to another over time. 

You’ll finish this workshop with a Bow, longbow or flatbow where you’ll know the timber was sustainably felled and prepared by us, using native species and traditional methods. 

You’ll of made the Bow, made a string, constructed your own arrows and have the knowledge to do it again. But most important of all you’ll become apart of the growing number of people coming back to traditional archery, relying on your own knowledge and skill and not that of machines or Modern materials to make your equipment. In my opinion The core values of Bushcraft.    

Course Content

  • Bow History
  • Wooden Bow Design
  • Factors Affecting Bow Efficiency
  • Wood Selection
  • Bow Woods
  • Tillering
  • String materials
  • String construction
  • Arrow making & design (including primitive methods)
  • Arrow woods
  • Fletching
  • Archery techniques


The course is run over 3 days.


The cost of this course is £325 per person.


This course is part catered offering an evening meal only and we can accommodate meat and vegetarian diets, if you have allergies, a specific or complicated diet or are a strict vegan then you will have to make arrangements to supplement the food provided with your own provisions..

Dates & times 

 Fri 21st Jan - Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Jan 2022 (arrive 0845 - finishish on the last day 5pm)  Camping is optional.   

For Any further questions please feel free to contact us directly. 

Course size 

10 max (places available)


Near Battle East Sussex 


The course is set entirely in the outdoors under the cover of canvas tarps. Approipriate warm outdoor clothing is required.

This is a adult course only. 

Upon booking you'll recieve joining instructions with more course information and directions. 

For Any further questions please feel free to contact us directly. 

PRICE: £325.00
Traditional Bow Making Workshop
Traditional Bow Making Workshop
Traditional Bow Making Workshop


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