The Garsdale Retreat is a creative writing centre in the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales.
It provides inspirational courses tutored by professional writers. This enables participants to develop their individual creativity in a place of peace and tranquillity, away from the distractions and stresses of everyday life.
We welcome all levels of ability, offering a high level of individual tuition in small classes (maximum size: eight residents/two non-residents). All meals are provided, enabling course participants to focus entirely on their writing, whilst enjoying excellent locally sourced food in simple and comfortable surroundings. Both residential and non-residential places available.
Accommodated in an attractive Edwardian house, with workshops held in its converted coach-house, students can enjoy the stunning landscape of The Yorkshire Dales and take walks directly from the house into the National Park.
The Garsdale Retreat provides an ideal place to reconnect with self and creativity in a busy and pressurised world. We welcome all to share in our passion for writing and to enjoy a rich and revitalising experience.