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, enabling 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 (average size: eight).  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.

2017 Courses and Retreats. Now Open for Booking

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Fleur Adcock
Fleur Adcock
Polly Atkin
Polly Atkin
Phil Blandford
Phil Blandford
Jane Draycott
Jane Draycott
Rhian Edwards
Rhian Edwards
Kate Fox
Kate Fox
John Hegley
John Hegley
Paul Henry
Paul Henry
Philip Lyons
Philip Lyons
Ian McMillan
Ian McMillan
Ben Mellor
Ben Mellor
Helen Moore
Helen Moore
Kim Moore
Kim Moore
Pete Mullineaux
Pete Mullineaux
Moya Roddy
Moya Roddy
Umi Sinha
Umi Sinha
Rommi Smith
Rommi Smith
Natasha Sutton-Williams
Natasha Sutton-Williams
Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
Hannah Vincent
Hannah Vincent
Simon Williams
Simon Williams
Hamish Wilson
Hamish Wilson