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Learn the art and craft of building natural walls without mortar. A one day, hands-on practical sorting material, laying foundations, assessing use of different shapes and sizes, placing through stones, building corners and placing top stones!

It is also a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with 'How to' tips and information regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features.

At the end of the workshops you will be able to safely and confidently, set out and construct a dry stone wall or other basic feature, understand DSW heritage and terminology used, distinguish various stone shapes, material and it's uses.

All our trainers are certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association. These practical, outdoor workshops are an inspiration for: DIY enthusiasts, landscape gardeners/designers, persons looking for an interesting outdoor activity. They are suitable for all persons over the age of 16yrs.

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What you need

Equipment: We provide free all materials, equipment, tools, eye protection, gloves, personal facilities, extensive selection of descriptive handouts/brochures and Certificates of Achievement. Ensure you wear suitable loose fitting outdoor clothing and stout, safety

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Next class

Saturday 12 September at 10:00 to 16:00

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 5 days and 0 hours in advance.

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Find your way there

56 Ravensden Road, Bedford, United Kingdom

Ratings & Reviews

5 ( 2)

Dry Stone Walling Workshop

A really useful and enjoyable day; at the end of which I think I have a good idea of the fundamentals of building dry stone walls on my own.

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Dry Stone Walling Workshop

A wonderful day learning a new skill with friendly people and excellent tuition in the fantastic setting of Crossbones in south London. Thanks very much John!

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The Host

John is a professional dry stone waller registered with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He undertakes commissions for private clients in the city and rural areas. Twice a month, he runs workshops in London and Bedfordshire to introduce people to the craft who have an interest in developing an understanding how stone walls can be built without cement!

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