An immersive camp for those who are passionate about making with some of the UK’s finest artisans. Using local materials and true expertise, this course is designed to inspire.
Friday 9 October 2020 - four nights
Printing / Weaving / River Swimming / Woodworking / Leather / Hill Walking / Basketry / Wool Making / Feasts / Yoga / Knitting / Storytelling / Campfire Singalongs / Carving... and much more
Glen Dye is a private estate of around 30,000 acres and our cabins and cottages sit slap bang at its centre, surrounded by wilderness forest and moorland on the banks of the River Dye. The location is fabled; watched over by the massive granite tor of Clochnaben and at the northern end of the Cairn o Mount mountain pass. This is where the Howe of the Mearns finally gives in to the Highland boundary fault; wild, beautiful and very, very quiet.
The food at Camp Glen Dye is an event in itself. We take campfire cooking to a whole new level, using the world-famous produce available on our doorstep to create unforgettable wild feasts. Our chefs and cooks do spectacular things over fire - from pop-up supper clubs with the legendary Free Company to wood-fired pizzas with foraged toppings. Food is a main stage headliner at Glen Dye!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your Camp Glen Dye ticket.
We have three perfect holiday cottages each with outdoor, woodfired hot tubs and one with its own private cabin. We have also converted the old estate sawmill into a private outdoors paradise; here you’ll find a 1955 Airstream with a giant bed, a fully restored foresters’ kitchen and sitting room, a spectacular outdoor shower and a woodfired hot tub. These cabins and cottages combine jaw dropping wild locations with perfect comfort and style.
We provide the setting, the activities and the food, but it’s the people who really make Camp Glen Dye. Is there anything better than sitting around a campfire with like-minded folk, putting the world to rights with a wee dram in hand? Great company is what you bring and you bring it in spades; we’re blessed to have a truly wonderful bunch of folk join us each time. With only 30 places on every camp, our focus is on intimate experiences and meaningful connections.
Mike & Nia, AKA Rural Kind are designers and makers of simple, functional, and durable carry goods. They create goods that can be used day in, day out and that will last for a really long time using carefully sourced, predominantly British materials. They design and make by hand and in small batches from a small workshop in rural Carmarthenshire, and at the core of their designs is a love of simple clean lines, considered detailing, and above all else, functionality.
You can’t go far without spotting a Tom Frost print these days. His work is inspired by his passion for old match boxes, vintage tin toys, folk art, children’s books and stamps. Utilising screen printing, plywood, vintage Meccano, acrylic paint, Gocco machines and perspiration, he hopes to create items that people will cherish for years to come.
Helen has an appreciation of times when buying, selling, carrying, and measuring were reliant on a basket be it homemade or bought from a professional basket maker. Working mostly with willow and growing a large proportion of her own, she gets satisfaction from planting it, watching it grow, harvesting, weaving and then using the end product to create a beautiful yet functional basket. Helen uses traditional techniques whilst exploring new ideas in shape and form, developing her own designs.
Helen Hickman, owner of Nellie and Eve comes from a long line of creative women, seamstress’s, embroiderers and home makers, ‘nellie and eve’ being the names of her grandmothers. Based on a hill in rural south west Wales UK, Helen has her own workshop and handmakes all of her products, reflecting her love of a homespun lifestyle, sourcing her wool locally and using traditional techniques.
David eats, sleeps and breathes wood. He can either be found out roaming the hills and forestry of the Clywdian Range in North Wales or deep below the Snowdonia hills gathering oak from disused Slate mines. With his finds, David makes beautiful and practical tools, tableware and vessels with just the traditional whittling tools. And some imagination of course.
James is a folk musician and singer who has dedicated much of his recent life to inspiring people to sing, whatever they believe that their ability in this area is. He is the author of Do Sing: Reclaim your voice, find your singing tribe, and host of podcast Sing, Sing, Sing.
Charlie & Caroline Gladstone
The Gladstones are founders of Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages, co-founders of The Good Life Experience festival, founded vintage homewares brand Pedlars, are owners of the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and The Glynne Arms and are co-authors of The Pedlars Guide to The Great Outdoors. They are also farmers.
They have six children and six dogs and divide their time between the highlands of Scotland, London and Hawarden, where Charlie grew up.
Use the code 50DEPOSIT at checkout to pay 50% now and we will invoice you for the remaining balance 6 week prior the event.