Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the village of West Burton in Wensleydale the Nichols family has been making Moorside Cats since 1982. The cats are modelled in clay and each given their own names in this tranquil, picturesque place with its magnificent village Green. Its hidden waterfall, Cauldron Falls, below which salmon spawn and can be seen leaping as they pass upstream. Sea trout have also been spotted in the big pool below the falls.
Since 1982 two generations and many cats have been involved in the business; Shirley and Barrie Nichols and daughter Sarah alongside the family cats Chloe, Orlando, Zoe, Millie, Tilda, Ruby, Alfie and Sophie who have all been models for the cats we design and produce.
Sadly Shirley died in March 2020 and is much missed (especially by her cats Alfie and Sophie)