Freqently Asked Question

Stone Initial Carving Workshops

What to expect:  The Workshops are held in the Courtyard Dalby Forest, behind the Bike Barn. Please use the main Visitor Centre car park.

What to wear:  Carving stone is dusty, so wear comfortable work clothes.

PPE (steel capped shoes and goggles) tools and stone will be provided.

When:  Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.

What do I get:  During the session you will learn the basics of letter carving. Peter will explain how to carve your initials into a stone. The stone will be built into the Maze, so you will not be able to take the stone home. Once the Maze is completed you can explore it and see if you can find your initials.

Length:  Sessions will take approximately 2.5 hours, and will start at 9.30am and 1.30pm. Please arrive in good time so that the session can start promptly.

Toilets:  Toilet facilities are in the Courtyard.

Access to the forest:  Included in the cost of the workshop is the entrance to the forest for 1 car per booking. This means that you can bring other people in your car. Dalby has many other facilities to enjoy and explore. Please show your booking form on entering the forest and you will be directed to the Courtyard Workshop.

Can I carve more than one stone?  If time permits this may be possible.

Is my booking transferable?  Yes, you can transfer your booking to someone else. It is important that you let us know who will be attending the workshop so that preparations for the workshop can be made and we know who is on site.
Who is the organiser/Who do I contact if there is a problem?

The Friends of Dalby Forest and the Forestry Commission are organising these workshops to raise money for the construction of the Maze. Contact details Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thorton le Dale YO18 7LT. Tel: 01751 460295

There is no age limit but all children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by at least one paying responsible adult. Family groups must be a mix of adults and children, consisting of at least one adult and one child (u16) up to a maximum of 5 people.

9.15am or 1.15pm        Coffee/Tea

9.45am or 1.45pm       Introduction to stone letter carving by Charles.

9.50am or 1.50pm      Carve

Break                            When Required

Finish                            12 noon or 4pm

Friends of Dalby Forest – Registered Charity Number 1125882