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Dry-stone walling

Learn how to build a traditional dry-stone wall surrounded by the beautiful Cotswolds landscape. This practical activity will encourage you and your colleagues to work in small groups to repair an existing wall, which in many cases will have been part of the local landscape for 10s if not 100s of years. There are over 4,000 miles of dry-stone walls in the Cotswold, the majority of which are now in disrepair. By choosing this activity your group will be helping to maintain an integral part of the Cotswolds landscape.

Locations available: Tetbury, Bath, Broadway, Stroud, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Cheltenham . Other locations available on request

Dates courses are available: March - October

Group size : 8 - 50 


Half-day activity = £55 per person

1-day course = £65 per person

2-day course = £110 per person

Please note - a minimum of 8 people are required for these courses

For all activities we can provide a variety of catering options to suit to your needs and that of your team.

Additional Information

The earliest known example of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds can be found at Belas Knap near Winchcombe, a Neolithic long barrow built around 2,000 BC. However, most field walls seen now date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when large tracts of open fields and land were enclosed.

Contact us

For further information please contact our Rural Skills and Grants Officer, Ed Bonn on 01451 862032 or email ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk