Relief Carving in Hardwoods at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
On his Greystoke days Alister arrives in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches which are lovingly extracted and moved under canopies outside the Cyclists barn (if it looks like rain).
Four people to each bench and plenty of space still, and so solid you wouldn't know others were chiselling away. Next out comes the wide selection of woods he brings for people to choose from - sycamore, ash, oak, birch - many people opt for house name boards but other items are carved as well - numbers and sayings: "anything is possible- time allowing - in the day"
Alister Neville has been carving exciting designs in to hardwoods for many years. I first encountered him during a school garden design project. Sadly some trees had to be removed/ reduced and we were persuaded to leave the trunks in situ and allow Alister loose on them. He arrived armed with an array of tools, ladders, scaffold and more (some of the boughs were high). Within days the tree trunks were teeming with engraved/ carved animals of all shapes and sizes climbing up and creeping down or sitting quietly just watching, squirrels, mice, owls, rabbits, foxes, badgers, pine martins, you name it and Alister can carve it within the existing wood of a tree - quite brilliant. See his blog www.alisterneville.blogspot.com.
Adult £74, including a lovely 2 course lunch. Refreshments and home made cakes.
|Thu 10 Oct 2013||09:30 to 16:00|
|Notes||The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sep.|
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VenueQuirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Map reference: NY 439312 Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142
On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.
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- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Steps to the main entrance
- Entrance is well lit
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Low potassium
- Low sodium
- Nut free
- Additive free
- Children's menu