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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, from 6 Jun 2017, £78

Willow Sculptures, Hares for the Garden

Willow Sculptures, Hares for the Garden


Willow Hare Sculptures.... one of a series of popular Willow Animal Sculpture Workshops held this season with Phil Bradley at the Cycle Cafe.

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. This is variable and usually falls between £3 and £7 pppd. 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.

We are able to supply gift vouchers by email for any specific course, where there is availability.

Alternatively, we can supply Open Quirky Workshop Vouchers to pop inside a card. NB: Please check website to confirm dates and times.

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
Tue 5 Dec 2017 09:30 to 16:00
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 £78, including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and a wholesome 2-course lunch.


Annie Swarbrick

017684 83984


CA11 0UT


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


  • 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

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