Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners
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Courses are located in Diggle in the beautiful Peak District National Park
Next Course 22nd and 23rd April 2023 - more dates below
£225 per person for a 2 day course including a delicious lunch and all refreshments
Course Dates 2023
April - Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd
June - Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
August - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th - FULLY BOOKED
October - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th
A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all in the Peak District National Park. A uniquely superior course restoring a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting.
Included is a delicious locally sourced lunch, hot tea and coffee, plus snacks, cake and fruit throughout the day, served in the barn. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Menu
Pristine indoor toilet facilities with hot water in the main farmhouse and ample hard standing parking are within yards of the dry stone walls.
We are ideally located in the beautiful valley of Diggle, a true hidden gem, with picturesque walks in the hills and along canal sides, with its industrial heritage. The Pennine Way is very close by and easily reached. Uppermill village (5 mins drive), has cafes, restaurants, wine bars, pubs, craft shops, boutiques, beauty and hair salons and a museum. We are located just 25 mins from Manchester by train and transport can be arranged.
Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience that promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. So get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape.
Delivered by highly qualified full time craftspeople and Dry Stone Walling Association accredited instructors, these events span over two days. They are open to all abilities and ages and involve the rebuilding of a dilapidated dry stone wall. Working at your own pace you will learn the basic principles of how to strip out, prepare and restore a traditional dry stone wall to its former glory, a truly exhilarating, tangible and rewarding experience.
Stand back at the end of the session, invigorated, and admire your work, a drystone wall that will last for hundreds of years! Join us afterwards in our traditional village pub, a few yards down the lane, for a celebratory drink.
Partners are welcome to observe and join us for lunch for a small charge.
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