The British wholesale manufacturer, Classic Canes is a family business with a romantic start, located deep in Somerset woodland where the founders, Ben and Diana Porter, fell in love with a derelict old house. They bought the house and slowly rebuilt it and discovered that the woodlands surrounding the house was suitable for growing the raw materials for country walking sticks.
In 1982, a small range was offered to local shopkeepers, who soon requested a wider selection and the business took off. They now supply rustic country walking sticks, ladies fashionable walking sticks, folding walking sticks, formal walking sticks for black tie evening wear, luxury and gadget canes and seat sticks. Classic Canes is currently one of the largest wholesale suppliers of walking sticks in the UK. Their rustic country walking sticks are still, proudly made on site in Somerset.