The malham smithy blacksmith shop

Traditional blacksmith shop in the Yorkshire Dales

Bespoke hand forged wall vase Bespoke hand forged wall vase from the Malham Smithy

The Forge

The Malham Smithy is the workshop of female blacksmith Annabelle Bradley, where she runs blacksmith experience days and designs and hand forges sculptural and functional wrought ironwork.

Annabelle uses traditional blacksmithing techniques combined with contemporary design in producing decorative items for the home and garden. The Malham Smithy is situated in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Malham and has a gallery area displaying wrought ironwork as well as a viewing area to be able to watch Annabelle at work on the traditional coke forge, if you are looking for things to do in Malham or the Yorkshire Dales, come and visit the historic Malham Smithy, suitable leisure entertainment for families, old and young.

A small selection of hand forged items such as candle sconces, companion sets and hooks etc. are available to purchase from the gallery, you can also take the opportunity to discuss commissions for bespoke designs, or book a session to forge your own piece of hand crafted art.

The Malham Smithy was bequeathed to the Parish Church by Artist Blacksmith Bill Wild in the early 1980's, and has ever since been leased out by the Church as a traditional blacksmiths workshop. In February 2007, Annabelle Bradley was given the opportunity to work from the Malham Smithy and continues to this day keeping this beautiful Yorkshire Dales village heritage alive.

Annabelle has featured on Countryfile with Anita Rani, Julia Bradbury's Unforgettable Walks, The Dales with Adrian Edmondson, Back to the Land with Kate Humble, The One Show with Alex Jones, Escape to the Country, Craig and Bruno's Great British Roads Trips, Channel 5 at the Great Yorkshire Show with Julian Norton and Jules Hudson, The Dales and the Lakes, and featured in books about the Dales and magazine articles including Period Living. Read Annabelle's story on how she made the life changing move from tax accountant to blacksmith.

Opening Times

There are no set opening times, Malham Smithy invites visitors by appointment, please email in advance to plan your visit.
If the doors are open and the Blacksmith is working on the forge, visitors are welcome to watch from the gallery area without prior appointment.


Malham Smithy, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DA

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