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Workshop/Course, Fri 9 Oct 2020

Willow 'Hares' Quirky Workshop with Phil Bradley

Willow 'Hares' Quirky Workshop with Phil Bradley

Willow 'Hares' Quirky Workshop for the Garden with Phil Bradley at Greystoke


Willow Hare Sculptures.... one of a series of popular Willow Animal Sculpture Workshops held here with Phil Bradley.

This is a rare opportunity to make your own life size model in willow... with Phil's help you will over the day learn the various weaving, forming and sculpting techniques using willow to create your very own sculpture to be proud of.

Many of us are inspired by hares...their alertness and quick movements, coupled with their ability to suddenly become totally motionless makes them perfect subjects for willow sculptures. Once caught they will sit happily in the garden, looking alarmed, as they do!

Cumbrian Willow Master Phil Bradley organic grower and creator of all things willow. Phil is much in demand throughout the north of England and spends a lot of time at the Harlow Carr Horticultural College in Harrogate. Phil's courses are always extremely popular, inspirational and relaxing.

Our willow days tend to be very popular for those celebrating a birthday, there is always plenty of time to chat, come with friends and have a lovely day out together, enjoy the treat over lunch.

All willow days incur a small extra charge payable directly to Phil for the willow used. All courses take place in our lovely cosy barn, though we all make a beeline for the garden as soon as its warm enough in the spring.

2020: Wed 10th June: Hens/Cockerels ~ Tues 16th June: Deer ~ Tue 8th Sept: Sheep (£90**) ~ Thu 9th Oct: Hares ~ Wed 18th Nov: Hens/Cockerels

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 9 Oct 2020 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.


Adult £78, including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and a wholesome 2-course lunch.


  • 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.


Greystoke Craft Garden ,
Greystoke, Penrith,
CA11 0UT


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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


  • 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)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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