Please come and join me at my forge in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales for a blacksmithing experience you are sure to remember forever. In my cosy, fully equipped smithy you will have the opportunity to forge a lasting memory using age old techniques. In this 5 hour experience you will be forging a metal rose that will last a lifetime. You will work together at the anvil as 'Smith & Striker' to draw out the stem and forge the petals, beating the hot steel one blow after the other as was done for hundreds of years by the blacksmith and his apprentice. Once the forge work at the anvil is complete you will then hot rivet your petals to the stem and help each other to shape the rose using a gas torch and tongs. Be it a romantic date, father and son bonding or best pal's day out you will have my full attention throughout the day. Classes are suitable for absolute beginners; male and female of any age, or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of forging iron. Safety boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty are recommended; all other safety equipment will be provided. Grassington is a beautiful village with walks up the river, across the Dales or through the picturesque Grass Woods. I would definitely recommend a stay in the village in addition to your day at the forge. Classes are available 7 days a week, please get in touch to discuss your requirements; all classes can be tailored to your needs.The Start time of the session is 10am unless otherwise discussed.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included in the price and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. However if attending a class longer than a half day you may wish to bring a packed lunch as food is not included.


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


I'm Richard, a traditionally trained blacksmith with a passion for ironwork. I trained at Hereford's National School of Blacksmithing which gave me an excellent start into the world of forging metal. I moved to Yorkshire to be close to family and start my own business, which has given me the opportunity to offer classes so that others can have a taste of what it is like to be a blacksmith. Some examples of what can be made in the class can be seen in the gallery.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Evenings
  • Father's Day
  • Weekends
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
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Wisp Hill Croft, , Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5NG