Heritage Skills: Blacksmithing, April

Introductory day with experienced blacksmith Ian Rogers. You will be able to forge your own simple object; maybe a coat hook or a poker with a barley twist or spiral.

Set at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, a lovely location to get to grips with this ancient heritage craft.

Cost: £20 Courses are free if you are unemployed or in full time education (see terms and conditions below). You will still be required to pay for the materials cost)

+ Materials: £15 Materials cost to be brought to the course and paid to the trainer on the day.

Meal breaks: Please bring a packed lunch and a flask. Tea and Coffee will be available for breaks.

Directions: Postcode: LA12 8JG

Take the A590 between Kendal and Barrow
• At Haverthwaite, just past the steam trains on the right, turn right onto Lanes End or just before Haverthwaite turn left, if coming from Barrow direction
• After a third of a mile turn left at the T junction onto The Causeway
• Continue for about a mile to Bouth
• Turn right at The White Hart
• Continue for a third of a mile then take right fork signed to Hay Bridge

Weather: Please bring suitable warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.

It is your instructor's responsibility to ensure your safety. In the event of exceptionally poor or dangerous weather conditions the course may need to be cancelled. Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

Age Limit: courses are designed for 18years and over. If you are under 18, please contact us on rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to discuss other opportunities.

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.oaks@btinternet.com or your instructor if you have any questions.


Terms and Conditions

Course Fees - Concessions

Courses are free if you are unemployed or are in full time education. These discounts relate to course fees only, materials costs still apply. Money for materials should be brought to the course and given to the trainer directly on the day.

Applying for the Unemployment or Student Discount

If you want to apply for the unemployment, or student discount, please send us proof of your eligibility within seven days of your booking a course. You can send this to us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk or send via post to:

Sharon Callaghan, Rusland Horizons, LDNPA Southern Office, Saunderpot, Haverthwaite, LA12 8AB,

If you have not supplied proof within the required seven days, you will be charged the full amount for the course.

We can accept copies of the following documents:

Job Seekers

Proof that you are receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Letter on headed paper from your JobCentre Plus confirming your status


Student Card
Certificate of student status provided by your university, college or school.
Letter on headed paper signed by your tutor, head tutor, dead of department or University / College administration staff member.


In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us 30 days of the course start date that you are unable to attend.

We are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

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Rusland Horizons was a Landscape Partnership funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund until July 2019. It is now being delivered by The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited. Company No. 2133450; Charity No. 519410; Registered Office: Bleacott Farm, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RZ.