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Traditional stone walling for beginners 2 days course


About the Course

Gain the knowledge and practical experience to build your own stone wall using traditional methods enjoying this beautiful location.
Ever wanted to build your own garden wall, maybe as part of a rockery or terrace? Fancy a day out with friends or family learning these 'almost lost' practical skills 'hands-on' in the countryside.
The skills of selecting and placing the right stones in the right place to ensure strength and character, to mix mortar and to keep the wall straight and level, have to be learned and honed. This is your opportunity to learn from a skilled craftsman, James Spurgeon; a local character and let's say 'stone-wall artist'.
Enjoy these two days in a small group, outside in the beautiful Brendon Hills of West Somerset. With delicious artisan, locally sourced refreshments and lunch, you'll have the energy and skills you need to start mastering this skill.
This is a course for participants 18 years and over. It will require a certain degree of physical strength and mobility in order to lifting stones and use equipment.

What to bring?
You will need to wear appropriate clothing for all weather eventualities (as the course is held outside). We recommend wearing gloves, trousers and sturdy boots or shoes (steel-toe cap if you have them) to protect your hands, legs and feet. You could also bring knee pads or a kneeler and goggles or sunglasses if you wish. You will need a mask, not just for Covid 19 reasons, but also to protect against lime mortar dust. Bring your own bowl, plate, mug and cutlery so we can reduce any potential risk from Covid19 transfer when serving refreshments and also help the planet by avoiding using disposable crockery.
Covid 19 Provision
All risk assessments are continually updated to provide a safe environment, adhering strictly to government guidelines and social distancing.
We are asking all course/workshop participants to adhere to government guidelines, by maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask when asked, washing their hands frequently and using hand-sanitiser.
If you feel that you are unable to follow these guidelines, for any reason other than medical, we kindly request that you do not book on one of our courses/workshops.
If you are feeling ill before or on the day of the course, please do not come.

Cancellation and Refunds
Full payment is required at time of booking. Should you need to cancel your booking, up to 2 weeks before the event, we will issue a credit note to be used at a future event or course with us within a 6 month time period. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or credit note where cancellation is 2 weeks or less prior to an event.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Hand tools, hard hat, if you don't have your own.
Refreshments, tea, coffee, homemade snacks and fresh, locally sourced , home cooked delicious lunch.


Jane Crockett at In The Wilds
Jews Lane

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

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2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Next available date

12th November 2020

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