Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling

Learn how to build a dry stone wall in this one-day introductory dry stone walling course. Dry stone walling is an ancient and beautiful rural skill.  The main purpose of the course is to share with you the necessary knowledge and confidence to build a modest wall as a first project.

In this dry stone walling course you will:

  • Learn about the principles of dry stone walling.
  • Find out how the walls are built, from foundations to toppers and also learn about the history of the skill.
  • Have plenty of hands-on experience to build a section of wall.

Jamie Alcock will be your tutor. He is a craftsman in Dry Stone Walling, having worked in some of the most prestigious gardens in the Cotswolds, as well as traditional field walling.

We hope you will enjoy the course and later on appreciate the quiet satisfaction that comes from building and repairing structures that will remain for many years to come.

If you would like to learn about dry stone walling in more depth, we can also offer a two day course.

What to expect?

Following a brief introduction and necessary safety related instructions, the rest of the course is ‘hands-on’ instruction - lifting and manual labour is involved.

You will work in a group with Jamie instructing the group, building foundations and then going on to build a section of dry stone wall.

Advice on appropriate clothing will be offered at the time of booking. 

The courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm, with tea breaks both morning and afternoon. A farm house lunch is served. 

Price

£150 per person (two day course is £280 per person)

A minimum number of 6 people for each course.

Group discounts can be applied. Please get in touch to discuss. 

Dates

Bookings are currently being taken for 2-day courses on the following dates:

2nd & 3rd May

4th & 5th July

1st & 2nd August

5th & 6th September

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