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


Dry Stone Walling - Beginners

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018 | Estcourt Estate, Tetbury, Gloucs, GL8 8XF
| £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: Nigel Chivers is a LANTRA Level 2 qualified dry-stone waller. As well as running his own dry-stone walling business, Nigel teaches dry-stone walling courses for the Cotswolds Conservation Board and the Dry-stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

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)


IMPORTANT: The post-code for Estcourt Estate is correct, however, the map automatically linked via this post-code is not. Please contact the Rural Skills Officer on 01451 862 032 with any queries.