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Workshop/Course, from 28 Jun 2019

Traditional English Longbow making 2 day course

Traditional English Longbow making 2 day course

Traditional English Longbow making 2 day course with Tony Saunders at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Details

The English longbow is a powerful type of medieval longbow used for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare. English use of longbows was effective against the French during the Hundred Years' War, particularly and most famously at the Battle of Agincourt (1415).

During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash - called a stave - which will be reduced using the traditional axe and bill hook tools of yesteryear. In time the students will each move onto a shave-horse where the draw knife and finally spoke shave will be the tool of choice. The stave will then be ‘trained’ to bend with great care (and under Tony's watchful eye) to ensure no one becomes over enthusiastic too quickly and ends up with nothing more than firewood! Once the draw length of the bow is achieved we can estimate the draw weight and start making the bow string.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Aug 2019 09:30 to 16:30
Tue 13 - Wed 14 Aug 2019 09:30 to 16:30
We're sorry, after 14 years of serving cyclists passing on the C2C route, the Greystoke Cycle Cafe has now closed to the public. In the future we may be open as a venue for private bookings or groups. Thank you for your support over the years.

Prices

Adult £200.00 inc lovely 2 course lunches, refreshments and a cream tea each day.If you are prepared to share a shave horse and work together it may be possible for a parent and child to make a single bow together for an extra fee of just £40 Only well behaved children over 12 please :)

Facilities

  • 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.

Address

Greystoke,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Directions

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Map reference: NY 439312  Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142

Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden) is situated just 300yd north of the village green on the edge of the lovely village of Greystoke. The village nestles happily on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, 5 miles west of Penrith and the Eden Valley and 5 miles north of Ullswater. We have only limited parking and ask workshops attendees to enjoy the 300yd flat walking from the free village car park, alongside the racehorses and past the Castle walls. We will send maps etc on booking confirmation. We have 2 parking spaces reserved for those unable to walk this distance, please let us know. Drop off of students or materials is fine.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Penrith station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

Food

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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