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

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