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Dry Stone Walling - Beginners COURSE FULL!

19th May 2014 - 20th May 2014 | Tetbury
| £99
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.

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 two days 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!

Instructor: John Hepworth began his career as a professional dry stone waller after he attended one of the Cotswolds Conservation Board's dry stone walling courses in 2006. Severn years on John now runs a successful dry stone walling business and has been instructing the Board's dry stone walling courses for the past 3 years.

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.

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.