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Greenwood Spoon Carving

Greenwood Spoon Carving

  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, Sun 10 Jul 2016, £74



Long before many of us were inspired by Ray Mears to learn about Bushcraft, David Alty was in the woods!

Having been an outdoor child, but then subsequently confined to the limitations of a working life on the road, he had the opportunity ten years ago to revisit his lifelong interest in nature and he rediscovered the appeal of living and surviving in the natural environment.

The Wild food expertise, bushcraft and green woodworking skills he has acquired he enjoys sharing with all those who would like to (re)discover the wilder side of life.
He currently works in woodland management and green woodworking and runs courses and demonstrations to introduce people to spoon and bowl carving, wild food preparation, cooking and bushcraft.

David will bring a variety of samples, teaching and reference materials and a selection of greenwoods for you to choose from.

You will learn how to choose, prepare and split timber and the various methods and styles of carving you could incorporate into your piece which will entail using a variety of specialist tools.
Once your piece is made David will make sure you understand about preserving and treating your greenwood piece of art for optimum life.

Students should all be able to create a finished object in a day and you will have acquired from David the necessary skills to recreate more at home.

These are natural forms, in tune with nature and reminiscent of how we formed our first eating implements.

It is a widely accepted fact that the actual carving of the spoon is incredibly relaxing and therapeutic.

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On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 10 Jul 2016 09:30 to 17:00
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.


Adult £74 including 2 course lunch and refreshments


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesChildren's menu


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


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