Fleece with Altitude

Ellie keeps a small, varied flock of sheep, purely for their wool, at her smallholding high in Upper Weardale - hence the name 'Fleece with Altitude'. The smallholding is a former lead miner's smallholding. It is off-grid and powered entirely by renewable forms of energy - wind, sun and wood. All animals on the smallholding are loved and pampered and live out their natural lives in the haymeadow and pasture. Ellie has a workshop on the smallholding from where she makes felt and teaches workshops. In addition she has a beautiful attic studio in a 350 year old former manse house, The Hearth in Northumberland, from where she sells her work and also teaches workshops. Visitors to Ellie's workshop and studio are welcome.
Fleece with Altitude © Gabriel Langley


Ellie is based at Slackhouse Farm in Upper Weradale. She also has a studio at the Hearth Arts Centre and Cafe in Horsley (NE15 0NT).



  • Car parking

Facilities nearby: 

  • Toilets