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Fossil Fest. Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast, Dorset.

Lyme Regis is West Dorset’s ‘pearl’, well known and well loved by all. It’s quaint, quirky, historic, famous for fossils, fishing and seafood..and shops…and its steep!   Come to Lyme and Be Guided, nothing like some of insider info and knowledge from the locals…..you can join summertime history tours with an expert, scary back street […]

….another Highway Farm charity wreath-making workshop!

Well, what a productive day we had yesterday at the annual Highway Farm charity xmas wreath-making workshop!  Everyone made gorgeous wreaths with a wonderful selection of green and brilliantly well done, and lovely to see new faces. I’m very grateful to Symondsbury Estate and the Colfox family for the use of the beautiful tithe barn….quite delightful […]

Christmas is coming….

Charity Christmas Wreath-making Workshops It’s time for making, baking and sharing…..it’s time to make Christmas Wreaths..come and join me. More wreath-making workshops for charity, and this year all the money we raise is for The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. A local charity that is supported by us all for the very excellent and vital job […]

Exclusive Arty Workshops especially for you!

Come to West Dorset and learn new skills in beautiful surroundings and enjoy our warm Dorset hospitality combined with local expert tuition. Bridport has a wealth of artistic talent, exciting times and lots going on. Come and join a Workshop and let our wonderful tutors inspire you. Highway Farm is offering Stained Glass Workshop days […]

Charity workshop at Highway Farm making wreaths for Xmas

Another amazingly busy workshop making Xmas wreaths for charity at Highway Farm, Bridport. Thank you so much to all the ladies, and to Barry, who bravely joined us. Thank you for coming and supporting our Highway Farm festive wreath-making weekend on the 6th December. It was busy and the sun shone! We held 2 sessions […]

What’s Hot in July…Felting Workshop @Highway Farm

Be Creative. This Saturday 19th July Felting Workshop day, learning the ancient art of felting with Tutor Dennie Rose. Fabulous Nuno Scarves. cost £38, +£7.50 for materials. 3 places left.  10.30 – 4pm. The art of felt making goes back to the earliest times providing clothing and shelter. One of the stories relating to the origin of felt […]

Late break Ganders Cottage 4th-7th April

The hedges are bursting with green, the flowers are abundantly bright and the birds were singing at their best this morning.  It is the most amazing time of the year, come and share it with us. Ganders..is available this weekend, fancy a Dip into Dorset? £250 3 nights.  More Short self-catered breaks available throughout the […]

Workshop ‘Working with Willow’ Sun 18th May

We love willow, even have a dog called Willow!  It’s such a versatile natural material and the tradition of basket-making has been handed down through the ages.  Andy Southwell has been coming to Highway Farm for many years now to teach and share his knowledge of this ancient craft. Workshops with Andy are always fun, […]

We can see Colmer’s Hill today!

Workshop day spent with a lovely group of ladies learning the art of wet-felting from our local expert Dennie Tutor. View from my kitchen window perfect, as today we can see Colmer’s Hill very clearly in sunshine.  Yesterday she was fog bound! Using traditional wet felting we created unique Colmer’s Hill scenes to make into a […]


  Despite the wet weekend we had a very productive weekend making Hazelwood furniture in the barn with Pete Moors. Fantastic chairs and sofas made and a gate and flower trough!  Well done to all and to Pete for his guidance and patience.  From Jane…Thank you for a great weekend.  I arrived home shattered but […]

July Workshops at Highway Farm…..Bangles and indigo dyes

Introducing………….. Fran Griffith. She is running the next Workshop on Saturday 14th July.  Beautiful beaded jewellery making.  Fran is a very lovely lady, an experienced beader and first class tutor.  She teaches regularly in East Dorset. You’re sure to enjoy the day, she teaches one design at a workshop and this time we have opted […]