"Beautiful location. Excellent instructors" - Alan (Burford, Oxfordshire)

 

Dry-stone Walling - Beginners

6th August 2011 - 7th August 2011 | Naunton (TBC)
| £99
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.

Course description: In the Cotswolds we pride ourselves on the fact that on our walling courses you will be making a dry stone wall built to last! Unlike some other courses in the UK, where trainees simply take down and rebuild the same piece of wall over and over again, on our courses you will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years! Enrol on one of our courses and spend an enjoyable weekend surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

On the beginners course you can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building up of the wall, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the necessary tools and how to use them and much more! What do you need to know: No prior experience required. This course is ideal for those who have very limited knowledge of dry stone walling and want to learn more! Intermediate courses are also now available.

Instructor: Jonathan Bendle is a self-employed landscape gardener, dry stone walling specialist and instructor. He has been teaching dry stone walling and lime mortar courses for many years. As well as teaching courses for the Cotswolds Conservation Board he also teaches at the Royal Agricultural College and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

What to bring on the day: All tools and materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own walling hammer and gloves. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing, hard wearing footwear, packed lunch and bucket full of enthusiasm. Click here for course location...