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Strid Cottage Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AN, England
+44 1535 632182
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A day in the woods.

I had the most amazing day. I started with a log and a plank and came out with a bench. Axes... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
jasmben
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Leyland, United Kingdom
Making woodland animals

We are a group of four girls who had a brilliant day with RIchard making reindeers and a pig... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2015
Anne M
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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I run an outdoor woodland workshop in a shelter on the banks of the River Wharfe. Here people come and learn to make wooden items using hand tools and green wood sourced very locally. The skill level is from beginner, through to those who have knowledge of woodworking and would like to try their hand at working in unseasoned timber. I make wooden ware for sale such as furniture, gates, spoons etc. Trees and wildlife surround the workshop - and sometimes call in during courses.
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2 Jun 2016
“A day in the woods.”
10 Dec 2015
“Making woodland animals”
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Strid Cottage Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AN, England
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I had the most amazing day. I started with a log and a plank and came out with a bench. Axes, Froes, draw knives, Tenon cutters and a hand auger were used. Fresh air, hard work and new skills - Fantastic. Lunch by the river...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2015

We are a group of four girls who had a brilliant day with RIchard making reindeers and a pig. Richard is an excellent tutor informative, patient and very interesting. We all acquired new skills and are very proud of our completed animals. We thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My sister and I booked for a birthday treat and each made a reindeer. The 4 hour course is relaxed and the Strid Wood setting is idyllic. I enjoyed using traditional wood-working tools (even though I had absolutely no experience). The making process was just...More

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Thank Sara M
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We had an awesome day with Richard learning many new techniques for working with wood. We were complete novices but came away with some lovely wooden creations which we are very proud of. The setting in Bolton Abbey is beautiful. A day very well spent,...More

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Thank sophiehburns
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I really enjoyed the whole day - the time flew by and I was going home with my wooden goodies before I knew it. Richard was an excellent host and a great teacher. Smashing!

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Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Thank you Richard for such a great day and excellent introduction into the world of green woodworking. I bought this day as a Christmas present for my partner and was delighted with how much we both enjoyed it. The location is beautiful and Richard was...More

Thank Sinead2708
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Had a great day with my friend making a pig with Richard. There were just 5 of us and that included one little girl who was helped by mummy. Is a good entertaining day out with a good end result to bring home. Help is...More

Thank miceaLeeds
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Richard was a really great and knowledgable host for the day, and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Beautiful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere made for an amazing experience, and I left so enthused that I have already made 3 more reindeer in just...More

Thank Dave77redman
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I've just spent a day with Richard in Strid Woods where he has his workshop. The day lasted from 9.30am to 4.30am. I was fortunate that we had one of the last sunny days of early November. The location is magical - you look out...More

Thank Tomwhite54
Reviewed 26 October 2014

My wife got me on to a day corse to make a stoll,have done a bit wood work and such with scouts this corse was a wonderfull supplement to it. I had grate fun with Richard and I learnt a lot in short time but...More

Thank Howardgrovesjones
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