In the 1920s J R R Tolkien visited Dwarfs Hill on the Lydney Park Estate.
Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Dwarfs Hill overlooks the river Severn, and is surmounted by a ruined pagan temple, and the timeworn remains of other buildings.
Deep within the hill lies a labyrinth of ancient tunnels, and old mine workings.
Tolkien was told how the people living nearby shunned the place after dark, for they believed that the dwarves were long gone, and the abandoned mines were now the haunt of goblins.
It is thought that the stories he heard here helped form his vision of Middle Earth.
The designs on this page are inspired by the local tales. They are hand carved in leather, then carefully painted, making each item a unique piece of affordable art. All are made in our small shop on the Lydney Park Estate, just a short walk from Dwarfs Hill.