Traditional blacksmith shop in the Yorkshire Dales
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.
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.