There's definitely renewed interest in opportunities to slow down and hand-make something more lasting and distinctive than the items you'll find on any high street.
Visitors to Broadrake welcome the chance to learn skills as diverse as spoon carving and weaving a willow curlew. Thanks to Poldark, there's always interest in their practical scything course (handy for Rachel and Mike as they get their grass cut that way!), and many people love the challenge of doing something completely different like being a blacksmith for a day.
The one day courses take place not far from Ingleton, in beautiful converted farm buildings with expert tuition, and lunch. As if that's not enough, Broadrake enjoys some of the most glorious views in the Yorkshire Dales. You could be working on an anvil as a Settle - Carlisle steam train whizzes by on Ribblehead Viaduct, or sit and enjoy your lunch on picnic tables by a wild flower meadow, perhaps watching sheep graze. No wonder then that Broadrake is also a great destination for art courses, whether for individuals or those who want to bring a small group to enjoy the amazing location.
The bunkbarn is also used by walkers who want to take their time to enjoy each of the Peaks, or those who want to explore some of the best caves in the country. For more details of courses and accommodation please see www.broadrake.co.uk All images thanks to Broadrake.