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

 

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**

14th September 2017 - 15th September 2017 | Painswick, Gloucestershire
| £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!

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.

Times: Arrive 8:45am for Start: 9.00 am, Finish 4.00 pm (approximately)

Camping (not included within couse fee): Camping may be arranged through Painswick Campsite which has 5 pitches available for tents only. Fire area with free firewood to collect for BBQ, solar & gas heated shower, in a converted pony trailer together with washing up area, rocket stove, solar phone charger, maps and booklets for exploring and of course the eco composting loo housed in a shepherd's hut. Dogs allowed.  Sorry no cars or caravans allowed on site. There is a drop off point to off load your gear if arriving by car. Plenty of car parking in the village car park.  £10 per person per night Sunday to Thursday. £12 per person per night Friday and Saturday. Bookings for camping will need to be made direct by attendees through the campsite more information available www.painswickcamping.co.uk/