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, you’re bound to find something to take part in and enjoy. Browse through the calendar for regular events, weekly, monthly and annual, activities for  locals and visitors. Please see the details for advance booking requirements and accessibility.

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

The Great Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt, 9th to 24th April 2022

HM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – 2nd – 5th June 2022.

1940s Homeguard Weekend – 1st to 3rd July 2022  (2023 – save the date – Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July)

Ingleton Gala – 16th July 2022

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

Aug
5
Fri
Scything Workshop @ Broadrake
Aug 5 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm
Scything Workshop @ Broadrake | Chapel-le-Dale | England | United Kingdom

 

Under the careful guidance of Steve, you will learn to set up the Austrian scythe, before mastering basic stroke skills and posture to ensure efficient mowing techniques. It is a very satisfying & peaceful method, perfect for small areas of meadow, maybe created from leaving a lawn to grow long with wildflowers for bee pollinators. Please book directly with Steve https://stevetomlincrafts.co.uk/learn-to-scythe/

Aug
28
Sun
Blacksmith for a Day @ Broadrake
Aug 28 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

 

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price £110 including materials lunch and refreshments.

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

Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge near Yarm, Teeside when he’s not teaching others. Have a look at his website here – www.awartistblacksmiths.co.uk

blacksmithing students learn to work with hot metalYou will need to wear layers of old clothing (but not fleeces please) and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety glasses will be provided along with a thick apron. Mobile forges and anvils are set up so everyone can work together.

Basic blacksmithing skills will be taught to create a selection of items from key rings, curved hooks, toasting forks pokers and dragon hooks.

Sep
6
Tue
Cleft Oak Stool Workshop @ Broadrake
Sep 6 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

New from 2021 – this cleft oak stools course.

A selection of oak stools

Working with hand tools you will learn how to shape an attracive small wooden stool.

Phil is a great teacher and his relaxed style always proves popular with students.

Sep
7
Wed
Green Wood Hurdle Gates Workshop @ Broadrake
Sep 7 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Note – Price £170 for 2 people plus £20 for materials: includes lunch and refreshments.

When Phil first started coming to Broadrake it was to teach willow weaving but he also enjoys greenwood working. A couple of years ago he taught us to make the cleft ash hurdle gates we now use to keep sheep out of the barn entrance. These have been admired by passing walkers so we started running this hurdle making course in 2020.

Cleft ash hurdles gates in front of the barn

The price is for two people working as a pair to make one small hurdle gate. You will start with a log, probably ash, and learn how to split it. Then you will shape the rails and uprights, first of all using carving axes, then finishing with a draw knife on a shave horse. Mortise and tenon joints are used to assemble the hurdle which is then secured with hand made wooden pegs.

Picture of a log and a hurdle gate with a view towards Ribblehead Viaduct in background
Sep
8
Thu
Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop @ Broadrake
Sep 8 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Thurs – Fri 8th-9th September – Spoon Carving £170 (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.

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!

Sep
9
Fri
Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop @ Broadrake
Sep 9 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Thurs – Fri 8th-9th September – Spoon Carving £170 (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.

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!

Sep
11
Sun
Blacksmith for a Day @ Broadrake
Sep 11 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

 

Courses are from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price £110 including materials lunch and refreshments.

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

Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge near Yarm, Teeside when he’s not teaching others. Have a look at his website here – www.awartistblacksmiths.co.uk

blacksmithing students learn to work with hot metalYou will need to wear layers of old clothing (but not fleeces please) and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety glasses will be provided along with a thick apron. Mobile forges and anvils are set up so everyone can work together.

Basic blacksmithing skills will be taught to create a selection of items from key rings, curved hooks, toasting forks pokers and dragon hooks.

Sep
15
Thu
Willow Workshops – Make a willow Seed Pod @ Broadrake
Sep 15 @ 9:45 am – 4:30 pm

Willow Seed Pods

A variety of weaving styles and methods can be used to fill in the overall shape of a poppy seed head formed from curving willow rods attached tightly to the support stick and gathered together. The tepals can then be woven or left open – there are no rules and there is opportunity to explore different methods. Two or three pods can then be positioned together to add height and interest into the garden border, or smaller ones in a pot. It’s also possible to fill the pod with sheeps wool to provide nesting material for the birds in the spring.

Phil has been coming to Broadrake for a number of years now. He has a gentle, relaxed teaching style which always proves popular with students.

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

 

 

Sep
21
Wed
Make a Willow Oval Shopping Basket (2 day workshop). NEW for 2022. @ Broadrake
Sep 21 @ 9:45 am – Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm

Wed – Thurs 21st – 22nd September (2 days)- £150 plus £20 for materials. Experienced weavers

2 day course from 9.45am – 4.30pm approx. Price includes materials 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

Oct
5
Wed
Ash Splint Basket Workshop (2 days) @ Broadrake
Oct 5 @ 9:45 am – Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm

Wed – Thu (5th / 6th October) – £170 including lunch, materials and refreshments

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

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

Ash splint basketry is a new and exciting craft being introduced to the UK. An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are then woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. These baskets are traditioanlly from the US and Steve learned the craft with April Stone-Dhal, an Ojibwe craftswoman from Wisconsin.

Weaving an ash splint basket© Steve Tomlin Crafts

You will be taught about pounding, grading and preparing the splints and learn the skills necessary to make a beautiful table basket.