Welcome to Gleanings, the Rural Study Centre and Venue situated on our 14 acre smallholding, set in the glorious South Shropshire Hills.
The Centre encompasses everything we love about Shropshire - big hills with big views and steeped in magic, folklore and the rural way of life. Gleanings has been designed to allow natural light to fill the building through the full height windows along the southerly side and on those chilly days the comforting log burner will warm you through.
Courses at Gleanings are run in small, intimate groups, thus providing a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which to soak up knowledge as well as giving everyone the opportunity to make new friends. They are based on country traditions and the natural world, including folk music, songwriting, birdwatching, wild flower studies, art, smallholding and farming, as well as country crafts and skills. Students attending our courses have commented that one of the highlights of their time here has been the 2-course lunches - not only are they made from either our own or locally grown produce but they are more substantial than they imagined thereby saving them the cost of an evening meal. . . see sample menu on ‘Courses’ page.
Partners would be welcome to stay on the smallholding at Gleanings and perhaps try their hand at willow basketmaking or art, or maybe become a smallholder for the day. There is also the chance to just ramble the surrounding countryside or take the opportunity to just relax with a good book. They would also be welcome to join in the lunches for a small fee.
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Gleanings the Venue
If you are looking for a unique venue for your meetings, training or even to run your own course then Gleanings is available for hire. Should you require refreshments we can provide home-cooked lunches, sandwiches or snacks. Please feel free to enquire about fees and catering without obligation.