Scotland Dry Stone Walling (Retaining Wall)
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About the Course
This is a unique dry stone walling workshop adjacent to Loch Eck, Dunoon. The three-day workshop offers 'hands on' practical experience to the construction of a dry stone retaining wall.
It would be suitable both for complete beginners and those wishing to practice existing dry stone walling skills. Participants must be 16 years of age or over.
The course will introduce you to or expand on, existing knowledge the heritage and craft of this traditional building method. You will be given an overview of the fundamentals of a dry stone retaining wall construction and other features and finishes, such as squeeze stiles and cheek ends.
During the workshop, you will construct a dry stone retaining wall whilst learning about the
different geological shapes and sizes of different materials, engineering terms and descriptions and uses of varying types of stones.
By the end of the course, you will be able to safely and confidently set about constructing a
dry stone retaining wall or a basic landscape feature and will have an understanding of dry stone retaining wall heritage, terminology, materials and their uses.
John Holt of the London School of Dry Stone Walling will be your instructor. He is an experienced, professional waller and certified to instructor level by the Dry Stone Walling Association.
John runs regular dry stone walling workshops at various venues as advertised on his website.
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What's included in the price?
Three days’ guidance, advice and technical instruction during the construction of a dry stone retaining wall.
Construction materials, tools and equipment.
Personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, kneeling pads where required)
First aid supplies.
Picnic lunch x 3 days.
Two-course evening dinner x 3 days.
Daytime hot/cold drinks (non-alcoholic) x 3 days.
Informative course handouts.
Certificate of Achievement.
It is essential for you to bring your own protective rain wear and strong hardy footwear (preferably safety boots). We recommend you wear old clothing as it is likely to get dirty or marked.
Course cost does NOT include travel and accommodation, this must be organised independently by participants.
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Course Start DatesFriday 11th May 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018
Sunday 13th May 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
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