Coming this autumn, a new BBC series 'Britain Afloat' will include an episode about coracles. The production team spent time with coraclers in Ironbridge, as well as Carmarthen and Cilgerran. The episode will be the second in the series, which is currently scheduled to start on Saturday 30th September on BBC Two/BBC Two HD. It should also be available after first transmission via the BBC iPlayer.
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13 September 2017
The latest series of Bargain Hunt started with an episode in Carmarthen, where presenter Charlie Ross met up with the Carmarthen Coracle Netsmen's Association to learn about coracle fishing and have a go. The episode was broadcast on BBC One on Monday 11th September.
31 August 2017
Our 2017 season at the Museum ended on Saturday 26 August - Outlander Day. Three members of the Club spent all day at the Millpond while others visited through the day. We had four coracles on the water and one for visitors to handle onshore. On the day, 84 visitors had a go, making a total throughout the season of 658 people experiencing the pleasure of being in a coracle.
22 July 2017
Here are some photos from this year's STBF Portsoy
29 June 2017
Six members of our club, together with two coracles, joined forces with Dave Purvis at Portsoy on Sunday 25 June. We had built a trolley to transport the coracles from the car park to the harbour and back specially as it a long walk up quite a steep grade. OK, we chickened out on carrying them on our backs. Unfortunately we could not go on the Saturday and missed a great deal.
29 June 2017
An open air museum on an eighty acre site, the HFM is divided into four main areas – a 1930's working farm, the ‘open air museum’ with a developing community of re-located buildings, the Pinewoods and ‘Baile Gean’, the Museum’s unique re-construction of an early 1700's Highland Township.
10 May 2017
Celebrate the magic of the past at England’s Medieval Festival & participate in 'Boats on the Moat'
Set at the stunning historical setting of Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England’s Medieval Festival is a three day immersive experience held over the August bank holiday. This hugely popular annual event is the largest and most authentic of its kind in the UK. It’s a chance to step back in time and discover the wonder of the past.
07 May 2017
We have had a query from someone in Much Wenlock looking for an old coracle to use in a garden design project. It doesn't need to be watertight.
If any member can assist please contact Euan Raffel
23 April 2017
We will be returning to BBC Countryfile Live this year, as part of the Waterside zone. Planned activities include have a go coracling sessions, coraclemaking demonstrations, regattas and traditional coracle demonstrations by the Teifi Coracle Netsmen’s Association. We are also planning to have a pond on shore for younger guests to have a go at coracling.
23 April 2017
Carmarthen River Festival returns this year on Saturday 8th July 2017 from 4pm to 8pm (main events from 5.30pm). There will be free canoe and kayak taster sessions, river demonstrations, the annual raft race, duck race and not forgetting the famous coracle races.