Dry stone walling in Britain dates back to the Iron Age, and is a heritage skill still used today. Dry stone walls, built without any mortar or cement, are common around Britain and most often used as boundaries of small fields containing livestock. Dry stone walls also have a high environmental value as they are made of natural materials and are a fantastic habitat and shelter for a wide range of species. During the course of the day you will learn how to dismantle and rebuild a section of dry stone wall to get a feel for the techniques and skill involved. This activity requires heavy lifting and your team would be outside all day. Participants must dress appropriately for a day of outdoor activity, bearing in mind the time of year and the days weather forecast, and ensure we are aware of any health or mobility problems in advance. Walking boots and a waterproof coat are essential. We will provide all tools and PPE. Participants should bring a packed lunch, and plenty to drink. Your team will be eating out on the reserve so we would advise picnic type food.

This activity will be led by the expert team from Rutland Willows. Your team will meet at the Volunteer Training Centre at 9:15 for a 9:30 start. The day will finish at approximately 3:30pm.

Prices start at £700.00 for a group of up to eight people.

For more information contact our Community Engagement Officer via community@rutlandwater.org.uk

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