Dry Stone Walling – 2 day course

Saturday 22nd October 2016 - 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Volunteer Training Centre

Address: Oakham Rd, Near Egleton

Walling 1

Dry Stone walls can stand for decades. This two day course will give you the basic principles of the craft of stone wall building or repair and give you an understanding of the construction of a field wall.  John Shone of Rutland Willows will be your instructor, a professional dry stone waller with many years of teaching. He will explain the techniques of the craft while you get hands on experience.

During the course you will learn how to:

  • Strip out a wall correctly and grade the stone
  • Set up a wall profile
  • Lay foundations
  • Build the first and second lift
  • Lay throughstones correctly
  • Cope a wall off and tidy


You should be able to lift heavy stone. Tough boots, gloves (preferably pvc) and clothes suitable to the weather are essential. If the weather is likely to be hot please think of bringing a hat and sunscreen as you will be outside continuously without shade. You will be provided with and shown how to use any tools you might need.

NB: In the event of extremely poor weather the event may have to be rescheduled for safety reasons

Accommodation is available at the Volunteer Training Centre. Price is £15 per night. Please call 01572 720049 for more info.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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