We are proud to offer a versatile new workshop space in the beautiful Heddon Valley. We hope this will be a space of learning, sharing and supporting; where imagination is inspired and caring for our natural environment, local community, and rural ways of living is promoted.
About the space
The Orchard Workshop comprises of a small stone workshop with a level outdoor workspace and raised grassy banks of a small orchard. This adaptable space could be used for a variety of events and activities, including rural skills demonstrations, talks, storytelling and performances, community groups, training seminars, artist residencies or craft work.
The workshop is at a public intersection in the Heddon Valley next to the Hunter’s Inn, National Trust shop, ranger’s office, and public footpath towards Heddon’s Mouth. This central location has excellent passing footfall in the summer months, and offers good opportunities to engage with the public; roughly 80,000 visitors come to the Heddon Valley each year. It is expected that users of the workshop will be involved with some form of public interaction during their stay.
Updated for 2020 Bookings
The workshop is available to hire from April to September. The space is available to book for a minimum of one week (7 days) and a maximum of 2 weeks (14 days). A week lasts from Monday to Monday. There is a small suggested donation for the use of the workshop. Those wishing to use the Orchard Workshop to demonstrate rural skills, or deliver environmental learning/nature-based activities will be given booking priority. Please note due to licencing requirements artists are not able to directly sell from the Orchard Workshop; arrangements may be made to sell artwork through the Heddon Valley National Trust Shop.
For full terms and conditions please download a booking enquiry form:
Please return any booking enquiry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds made from the workshop will support the conservation work of the West Exmoor ranger team.
" Maintaining a rustic charm, the Orchard Workshop is a place where one world blends into the next. Moving from car, through car park, past the shop, and into the orchard, visitors can brush off the binds of the human world as they are welcomed into the boundless beauty of Heddon Valley."