Boats and Boating: Traditional Timber Boats of the Thames

With boat builder Mark Edwards

The course aims to give you an overview of the history, construction methods and uses of the traditional wooden boats built and used on the Thames, together with practical experience of construction and a session rowing a Thames shallop. Open to anyone aged 16 or older.

The course will take place over three Saturday mornings:

  • 25 April 2009, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • 9 May 2009, 9 am to 1 pm
  • 16 May 2009, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Course fee £45 for 3 sessions (£40 for Environment Trust members)

To find out more and to book your place, call the Environment Trust on 020 8891 5455 or e-mail

Places are limited so advance booking and payment is essential.

Download a Course Outline [pdf]