I bought my dad a walking stick making day course for his birthday last year and he cannot recommend it strongly enough. We all spent a lovely weekend in Dentdale in the Yorkshire Dales and my dad spent one day in a little workshop in the scenically lovely Dales.
Ivy Cottage is in its 7th year of running their popular ‘One-day Stick Making Course’ in the workshop situated in Dentdale. Could this be the ideal gift for a birthday or Christmas present?
Brian Bannister of Ivy Cottage (sticks4you) says, “To ensure individual attention, we only take six people on each course. During the day you will make and complete a wooden headed crook. No experience is necessary. We start at 8.45 am and finish at 4.30pm. The fee for the full day course includes a tasty lunch and you can take the stick you made home with you.”
Highly recommended weekend in a beautiful part of the country. Excellent views, walks, pubs and people.