I made this coracle from some plumbing materials I found in a skip. Building the frame was really pretty easy. It is made from ‘Floplast’ PVCU overflow pipe – it’s very easy to work – just heat it with a heat gun or hot water. I based the design on a willow coracle that I had.
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Arrowcraft Composite Engineering Ltd - fibreglass coracle construction
Company specialising in fibreglass coracles
BBC Legacies - Coracles article
An article, written by Martin Fowler of the National Coracle Centre, published in the BBC Legacies South Wales archives. Provides lots of details about all things coracle!
Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association
Coracles have been used to fish the River Towy for centuries. The Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association was established in 1938 to help preserve Carmarthen's oldest tradition
Ceredigion Museum - Coracles
Pictures and images of coracle use in Ceredigion
Chelmer Canal Trust
A great collection of pictures showing the versatility of coracles when helping out in the local community!
Dark Age Boats
A website with lots of information on boats up to 1089AD, including coracles
Data Wales - article on coracles
An article on coracles from Data Wales - an online encyclopaedia on all things Welsh. Includes a historical note by Peter Badge, Society member
National Coracle Centre
Museum attraction at Cenarth with excellent coracle resources, including a collection of coracles from all over the world.
Our Rivers Campaign
The Our Rivers campaign is led by WWF-UK, RSPB, the Angling Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association, although its strength comes from its roots – over two thousand Our Rivers supporters and the wealth of knowledge that exists within local river networks
Mark Aplin at Overwater Boats runs courses in Coracle Building and other courses including canoe building, paddle making and sea kayak building. Coracles built to order. Based near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria but happy to travel to provide courses elsewhere. Qualified BCU instructor happy to provide instruction in coracle and canoe paddling.
Lincolnshire-based coracle maker. Builds traditional craft, as well as specialising in other coppice crafts
Small Woods (formerly Green Wood Trust)
Based in Ironbridge, Shropshire - mad about wood. Runs coracle courses
The Inland Waterways Association
National organisation with the aim of ensuring the inland waterways of England and Wales are restored and maintained to the best possible standards, and kept accessible for the benefit of all people
The Wild Side of Life
Coracle courses (and a host of other things) in Wiltshire, UK. Build your own River Boyne Curragh on one of our coracle courses or place an order for one to be made for you.
The only registered organic willow grower in the UK supplying a range of living and dried willows for all aspects of weaving, including coracle making
West Wales Willows - Building a willow coracle
Step by step of constructing a coracle using willow
Whaleys of Bradford
Supplier of calico and canvas
Wikipedia entry on coracles
Woodworks and Coracles
Website of Oxfordshire based coraclemaker Alistair Phillips. He runs coracle making courses and can produce coracles built to order. As well as the traditional calico cover he offers the option of a uniquely durable covering material that is designed to meet the needs of the modern user.
Wye Coracles Facebook page
This is a facebook community page to promote coracles on the Wye and is linked to a facebook group dedicated to getting them built. We would love people to get in touch and come along for a drift on our beautiful river