Paul & Elspeth Walker
Under Whitle Farm,
Art Courses, Craft and Environmental Workshops & Events in the Peak District.
Would you like a break in the superb landscape of the Upper Dove Valley and learn new skills or develop existing ones? The tuition is based in our new eco-converted Haybarn Studio which has excellent facilities plus the added benefit of a stunning setting on our farm fronting onto the river Dove.
We can organise a whole range of arts and crafts courses for children and adults which include:
• Arts workshops icluding landscapes in pastels, mixed media & sketching.
• Willow crafts which include basket making, garden sculptures & decorations.
• Felt workshops (slipper or brooch making)
• Workshops can be arranged to suit group needs.
The Haybarn Studio is able to host a range of activities including art courses and environmental workshops, social (extra space for gatherings in conjunction with booking of both barns), education and training events with access to the 50 acre upland farm set in the upper Dove Valley in the Peak District with richly varied habitats including ponds, woodland, meadows and wetland as well as the upper reaches of the river Dove.
Whether for fun, invigoration, creativity, education or leisure in a setting dedicated to low impact living and biodiversity, you should find this a very adaptable space for your event: something out-of-the-way and out of-the-ordinary.
The upper meeting room (4mx 7.5m) seats up to 16 board room style, or can be arranged for arts activities etc.
If you hire the adjacent accommodation then we offer the Studio at the discounted charity rate.
You can also hire the adjacent Dove Valley Centre if you wish to organise a residential course. (sleeps up to 12).
SK 105638 53.17157 -1.84332
The Dove Valley Centre is 7 miles south of Buxton, midway between the villages of Longnor and Sheen and is signposted Dove Valley Centre/ Under Whitle ( the name of our farm). If you are approaching from Longnor, it is on the left. The trackway off the road takes you past our farm to the accommodation which is in the valley.
Look for the signposted gateway at grid reference
Buxton is the nearest rail station with regular services form Manchester, and there is local but limited bus service from Leek, Ashbourne and Stoke. The Buxton - Ashbourne buses will stop at our gate on request.
The moorlands traveller is a new bus service you can also book on request, which will pick up and drop off at our gate.
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome