I create individually designed contemporary hot forged metal work for Architectural and sculptural use, made using both modern and time honoured techniques. Even after 35 years running Pipers Forge I still feel the excitement of heating steel and being able to manipulate it at will.
What to expect: Demonstrations of hot forging steel and a slide show will be ongoing for the entire event, Visitors will experience the sights and sounds of a working forge, eighteenth century processes enhanced by an array of 21 century equipment.
Directions: From Springholm on the A75 follow signs to Kirkpatrick Durham the forge is up an alley 2 doors down from the cross roads on the right hand side.
Accessibility: Easy flat concrete path full wheel chair accessible.
Recommendation: If you are traveling from Kirkpatrick Durham to Corsock, one mile from the village you come to a tight righthand bend with a large beech tree. From here you can see the Urr Valley.