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

 

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners- COURSE NOW FULL

14th April 2012 - 15th April 2012 | Lansdown, Bath
| £99
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Spend a weekend 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 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 Weaver is a LANTRA  Advanced level Dry-stone waller and an experienced instructor. Based in Somerset Jonathan has been teaching dry stone walling courses for many years and as well as teaching courses for the Cotswolds Conservation Board he also teaches for the Dry-stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

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.

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