What’s On

We’ve lots going on in the Ingleton area with something to interest you throughout the year. If you are interested in an event on our calendar, please use the contact details to find out full details before making a specific journey.

From family friendly to more specialised, browse through the calendar for regular events, weekly, monthly and annual activities for locals and visitors. Please see the details for booking requirements, cost and accessibility.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ingleton events including:-

The Great Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt – 1st to 16th April 2023

Sheafstock Live Music – 7th – 9th April 2023. 

Food & Drink Festival at Country Harvest – 8th – 11th June 2023

1940s Homeguard Weekend – Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2023

Ingleton Gala – 15th July 2023

Canyoning Symposium – 7th – 10th September 2023

Various Christmas events listed on our calendar below. 

Please check back often as the calendar is updated regularly with things to see and do here in the Ingleton area, including regular village events.


Events by Date Order

Workshop – Willow Curlew @ Broadrake
Jun 22 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Organic willow is included in the price and all the tools required will be provided. Phil will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the traditional skills needed to craft their own piece of sculpture to take home at the end of the day.

Course Dates for 2024

Thu 18th April – £85 plus £20 for materials

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk  

This sculptural willow workshop is our most popular workshop; the Curlew is a lovely iconic Yorkshire Dales bird that breeds in neighbouring fields around Broadrake and often flies over our site with it’s lovely evocative call.

Broadrake will be making a donation equal to the price of a workshop place to Curlew Action which is actively working to protect this Red listed bird. We are also hosting a 2nd workshop for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Ingleborough Project to raise awareness of Ground Nesting Birds in the Yorkshire Dales. Profits from their event will be used to support a weekend event to celebrate World Curlew Day on April 21st.

A class working on willow curlew sculptures
Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop @ Broadrake
Sep 7 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

7th-8th September – Spoon Carving £190 (2 days)

9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes materials lunch and refreshments.
Please wear layers of warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Spoon carving takes whittling away bark from a branch to the next level, using an axe and just 2 different carving knives. Steve Tomlin will guide you safely, step-by-step, through the skills of this lovely craft to create unique utensils and spoons from a fresh cut log. This 2 day course is perfect for beginners and improvers alike. Safe axe work methods are taught to split and roughly shape the wood and different knife cuts are taught and demonstrated with the emphasis on safety. Starting with a simple kitchen utensil Steve will gauge the different skill levels and needs of individuals to allow refinement of technique and design variation.

For those of you who have already started out with this absorbing craft then this 2 day workshop will reinforce your axe skills and the knife carving techniques to shape and finish your spoons efficiently and confidently. You will all make a range of items to explore different design elements, including simple stirring spoons, spreaders and ‘cranked’ eating spoons. Part of the course will include looking at sharpening equipment and techniques to make sure your own axe and knives are kept sharp and safe.

More Details and Booking link at https://stevetomlincrafts.co.uk/#spooncarving


a group of students working on their greenwood spoons

This workshop is suitable for both complete beginners and improvers. Tools and greenwood are provided or bring your own tools if you have them. By the end of the 2 days, you will know how to axe & carve efficiently and safely, have a better understanding of carving the different grain patterns, and be able to consider spoon design.
This should give you the confidence to continue at home, to practise the skills and make more stirrers, spreaders & spoons. This absorbing and addictive craft will have you looking at every fallen tree branch and fresh cut log pile with spoon eyes!

Make a Willow Lunch Bag workshop (2 days) @ Broadrake
Sep 20 @ 9:45 am – Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm

Willow Bags with Anna Turnbull

A display of Willow Shoulder Bags


Wed 12th ‐ Thu 13th June – Willow Lunch Bags £170 (2 days) plus £25 for materials

Course is from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Come and make a fantastic willow bag. Starting with a ready made rectangular base you will learn to weave your own shoulder bag or handbag, finished with leather handles.

Pictures of 3 differend willow shoulder bags
Tutor Anna Turnbull is a Fine Arts graduate of Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. She now lives on her Northumberland smallholding and runs a number of courses from there as well appearing at local festivals, shows & exhibitions and demonstrating at Beamish Museum

Make a Willow Oval Shopping Basket (2 day workshop). NEW for 2022. @ Broadrake
Nov 1 @ 9:45 am – Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm

Oval Shopping Basket with Phil Bradley

Wed – Thurs 1st – 2nd November (2 days)- £165 plus £30 for materials experienced weavers

2 day course from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes lunch and refreshments.

Book with Broadrake. Contact Rachel on 015242 41357; email:info@broadrake.co.uk

Phil’s gentle, relaxed teaching style will guide you through the techniques needed to make an attractive and useful gathering basket. It is a new course for 2022 so we have no pictures yet.

This course is aimed at those with some previous experience of working with willow.

Phil lives in NW Cumbria where he grows his own sustainable willow for basket-making, garden structures and also bird sculptures, all popular workshop topics