Dry Stone Walling

About the course

Introduction:

Delivered in this introductory level course will be the basic skills required to strip down and rebuild a section of field wall.

What are the entry requirements?

Basic fitness and mobility

How long is the course?

5 hours

What will the course involve

As a 'hands on course' be prepared for some hard work!

There will also be an opportunity to discuss with the tutor the historical and regional wall types, techniques and designs along with the opportunity to learn about the history, geology and wildlife value of walls.

How long will I be learning?

5 hours

What equipment will I need?

As this course is purely outdoors there is a need to provide plenty of warm clothing and advisable for a full change of clothes in case of wet weather, strong/sturdy boots and full waterproofs. Also consider sun tan lotion in case the weather is sunny! Plenty of drinks and refreshments along with a packed lunch are advisable. There is a fee for the Car Park, this is currently £1 per day.

How will I know if I am making progress?

You will build a section of wall

What course work will I be expected to complete?

You will build a section of wall

What can I expect to learn from this course?

How to build a dry stone wall

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Dy stone walling association practise meetings

Agriculture

Myerscough College is one of the leading institutions for Agriculture in the UK. Our courses will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with the knowledge of crop and livestock technology as well as business enterprise.

There is currently a significant demand for highly trained and well educated professionals to enter the industry. This has been fuelled by the increasing awareness that food production, farming, tourism, the environment and rural affairs are all interconnected.

They say: Nicola Chappelhow

"Myerscough gave me a great understanding of different types of agriculture and set me up nicely for my job as a milk recorder."

 

Alumni – Oliver McEntyre

To anyone looking to study Agriculture or Countryside at Myerscough College, I’d say go, embrace it & leave with the knowledge that the qualification will stay with you for the rest of your career and open doors that might not have been opened without the time and experience Myerscough offers.

Meet Oliver