Dry Stone Walling

About the course

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

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.

Additional Information

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 bright! Plenty of drinks and refreshments along with a packed lunch are essential as there are no catering facilities nearby.

Progression

As a follow on the introductory level of training the Dry Stone Walling Association offer further courses and the opportunity to advance to qualifications and a career in dry stone walling. For further details of what they can offer contact on 015395 67953 or visit the website on Dry Stone Walling Association

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.