Heavy Horses
The website of my late partner, Doug Joiner.
Horse logging, timber supplies, training and neighbour of Clissett Wood.
This is a huge source of information for aspiring and practising horse-loggers.

Creative Breaks
Holiday breaks and creative courses in Herefordshire with high class and established
arts and crafts tutors.

Dot extracting timber

Framing a cruck frame with Henry Russell

Associations and Course Providers

Association of Pole Lathe Turners
Friendly, 500 strong grouping of pole lathers.
Excellent newsletter and course information plus well organised events.Free insurance for members who demonstrate for charity or asan amateur.

Basket Makers Association
Excellent newsletter and course information.

Carpenters' Fellowship.
The national organisation for timber framers and organiser of the
annual 'Frame' conference and workshops.

Greenwood Centre
Formerly the Greenwood Trust, now managed by the Small Woods Association.
Woodland and craft courses in the Ironbridge Gorge

Anne Belgrave
Felt making, clay oven and bread making courses in Mid Wales

Val Michael
Leatherwork courses from this leading leatherworker and author.

Tool Makers and Suppliers

Tim Walton
Timber framing and green wood working tools.

Ben Orford
Former Clissett Wood apprentice, Ben specialises in custom made and hard to source
green w/w tools to order. Excellent website.

The Woodsmith's Store
Maurice Pyle's web site with mail order for green wood and some timber framing tools.
Online ordering and card payments.

Gransfors Axes
Interesting and informative site on the range of axes hands made in Sweden by Gransfors.
For sales go to Woodland Craft Supplies or The Woodsmith's Store.

Accommodation and Pubs

Hill Farm holidays
Rent our farmhouse for a rural break. Equine lets a speciality.

Woodhouse Farm B+B
Self catering cottages near Bosbury.

Old Country House B+B
Excellent B+B near to Bosbury. Good food and quiet location.
New timber framed building to book for groups and nice gates!

The Oak Inn at Staplow
Good real ale pub, food every night and new ensuite B+B rooms.


John Teale,
Ledbury-based photographer who photographed Doug's work brilliantly.

Paul and Jo Morton
manage their own wood selling greenwoodproducts and more.
Paul assists Gudrun in her summer courses and supplies Wych elm bark for woven seats.

Hinchee Hung
a former student of Gudrun's. Sculptures and site specific installations
which defy symmetry and the straight edge.

June Tabor,
stunning folk singer,

Chris Nangle Furniture
Chris produces a wide range of interior & exterior seating in green and seasoned oak.

to contact Gudrun:

by email:
by phone or fax: 01531 640 125
or by post: Gudrun Leitz, Hill Farm, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, LEDBURY, Herefordshire, HR8 1HE