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In the upland areas of the UK, such places as the Lake District , Pennines, the north-east and much of Scotland and Wales dry stone walling is the most common type of field boundary. Some in Cornwall date back to the iron age and as Britain moved away from feudalism many common land areas were enclosed. Wherever stone and labour was cheap you will find the drystone walls that offer a haven to wildlife and lichen - and animals sheltering from the weather. Dry stone walls are an integral part of our environmental history and they enhance our landscape with a sturdy rough beauty. The traditional skills of the dry stone waller are being kept alive in the UK and you too can learn how to build walls, arches and bridges. So if you want to know what a sheep creep or a lunkie is then join a course!
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
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A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£65
One-day dry stone walling course. A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !! These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You will stack out material in the appropriate manner and commence building. You will position foundation...
France - dry stone walling workshop near Figeac
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France - dry stone walling workshop near Figeac
Midi-Pyrenees - Next course on 10th October 2019
£65
Learn dry stone walling in South West France Enjoy a holiday/weekend break, a few days away, an experience with a difference - become enthused - revitalised. Daily 10-4 -Pay on-line or cash on the day. The venue:- Rural Hamlet Boussac 46100 near town of Figeac in the Lot Department, Midi Pyrénées. Projects: 1- Building - forming new extensive flight of stone steps, between two fields, using recycled stone from previous collapsed wall, include retaining wall side cheeks, goings and risers. 2- Re-instatement construction of large retaining wall. 3- Gap walling....
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course
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Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course
West Yorkshire
£70
Beginners’ Dry Stone Walling Course - weekend in the Yorkshire Dales The courses run from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm over Saturday and Sunday and run throughout the year. Please get in touch for dates. During a training course you will: - Learn the basic principles of dry stone walling - Contribute to the conservation of our valuable local dry stone walls - Enjoy working in the countryside in a structured but informal atmosphere - Be taught by accredited DSWA instructors and members of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great...
Beginners’ Stone Walling Course Run by ''Qualified Teachers'' of DSWA
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Beginners’ Stone Walling Course Run by ''Qualified Teachers'' of DSWA
Lancashire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£75
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October and is held at various locations including: Gorse Hall, Stalybridge Ridge Farm, Diggle Denshaw Church Well-i-Hole Farm, Greenfield Group Bookings Taken ( call for rates) Please ring or email for a booking form and to find out what locations are available on each date. All of our courses are suitable for both beginners and improvers and are run by qualified...
Beginners’ dry stone walling
Beginners’ dry stone walling
Dorset
£80
Beginners’ dry stone walling All of our courses are suitable for beginners and improvers and are run by qualified DSWA instructors. We have courses planned throughout the year and can arrange more if there is the demand (a minimum of 6 trainees). Please get in touch for dates and details. It starts at about 9.30 on the Saturday and finishes at about 4.00pm on Sunday. Each course covers: - Health and safety - Use of tools - Preparing the site - Laying foundations - Building the wall All our courses...
A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop  Central London
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A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop Central London
London - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£85
'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones. (One over two, two over one !!) These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the...
Two day dry stone walling course at Pensychnant near Conwy North Wales
Two day dry stone walling course at Pensychnant near Conwy North Wales
Conwy
£85
Learn to build a dry stone wall in North Wales with the Dry Stone Walling Association. This course runs over two days (Saturdays and Sundays). The date listed is the first day (Saturday). Content will involve dismantling a section of wall, digging out and laying the foundations and rebuilding the wall through to the coping (top stones). It is held in the beautiful landscape of the Sychannt Pass near Conwy. Please get in touch for more details and to book your place.
Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
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Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
Lancashire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£149
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting? Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape. Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over two days. They are open to all abilities and ages, and involve the rebuilding of...
Dry stone walling course Lancashire/Yorkshire/Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield/North West
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Dry stone walling course Lancashire/Yorkshire/Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield/North West
Greater Manchester - Next course on 21st September 2019
£179.99
Two day dry stone walling courses on Saddleworth Moor, plus locations throughout the North and close enough for people in the Midlands. This course is designed for people who are going to actually build or repair a wall on their own land or in their garden. If you are building or repairing your own wall, then you want to know that it will be 100% right. We teach to a very high standard for an introductory course and make sure you go home knowing precisley what to do. When you...

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