Dry Stone Walling Workshop and Bee Bole at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Learn this age old technique of creating a solid stone wall without the use of any cement/mortar.
Steve will guide you through the setting out and various stages of wall construction. He is the existing and many times World Champion Dry Stone Waller and we are lucky to get him to commit to these workshops, he spends a lot of time in America working with Andy Goldsworthy so will have a lot of knowledge to share.
Please bring safety goggles & suitable gloves/safety boots. This course is unsuitable for anyone who is pregnant, might have existing, previous or potential back problems or physical concerns.
Dry stone walling is a hard and demanding physical activity and only those of suitable physical fitness should participate.
Additionally, the workshop inclues making a lakeland bee bole. Steve combines his considerable stone walling skills with locally available reference material from one of Eva Crane’s publications on the architecture of Bees. We will attempt to recreate some Beeboles in this Lakeland garden for our own north Lakeland bees in Greystoke.
Adult £58, including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and wholesome 2 course lunch.
|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