In spite of its tendency to produce crooked twisted stems, Gorse surprisingly makes really lovely walking sticks. If you are looking for a perfectly straight walking stick without blemish, then Gorse is not for you. However, if you like a stick that has real ‘character’, do have a look at this wood. What sets it apart as a walking stick is, not only the twists, knots and indentations, but also the hue of the grain of the exposed wood after peeling the bark which is not worth saving.
Guidelines for arriving at the optimum length for you are shown on our Choosing a Stick page.