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Walling Academy

Cotswolds Dry-stone Walling Academy

The Cotswolds Dry-stone Walling Academy provides accredited training courses in the traditional skill of dry-stone walling. With an annual programme of courses ranging from LANTRA Level 1 (Initial) through to Level 3 (Advanced) the Academy aims to give new and existing wallers the opportunityto gain industry recognised qualifications and advance their skills and knowledge in this age old craft.

Based in the grounds of the Cotswolds Conservation Board's 'Old Prison' site in Northleach, the Academy provides the perfect environment for trainees to develop their skills and attain accredited status in the dry-stone walling profession. By working in partnership with the Cotswolds Branch of the Dry-stone Walling Association and by only using Dry-stone Walling Association (DSWA) approved instructors the Academy ensures that courses are delivered to the highest standard by experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

Located just 30 minutes from Oxford, 45 mins from Bristol, 1 hr from Newport and 1hr from Birmingham the Academy is situated in a great location for wallers from the South of England, Midlands and Wales.


Course details

LANTRA Level 1 Course (5 days training + assessment) - £285 (including DSWA assessment fee of £110)

LANTRA Level 2 Course (5 days training + assessment) - £350 (including DSWA assessment fee of £150)

LANTRA Level 2 Intensive Course (3 days training + assessment) - £295 (including DSWA assessment fee of £150)

LANTRA Level 3 Course (12 days + 2 days assessment) - £595 (including DSWA assessment fee of £250)

Further details and dates for each course are available on the dry-stone walling course pages of this website.

If you would like to discuss a particualar course in further detail please contact Rural Skills & Grants Officer, David Molloy, on 01451 862002 or email david.molloy@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

Stone for the Cotswolds Dry-stone Walling Academy is kindly provided by Huntsmans Quarries. For more information visit www.huntsmansquarries.co.uk

 Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain