Case Studies



Farmers of the Future

Seven 'Farmers Of The Future' project apprentices from UTASS have been awarded the Level 1 qualification and one the coveted level 2 qualification in Dry Stone Walling.

The student farmers were placed on working farms and underwent a variety of training events including Dry Stone Walling.  Level 1 students followed a 50 guided learning hour programme and the Level 2 student 100 guided learning hours, both over an eight week period. 

The dry stone walling tuition was provided by Peter Dent at his Lantra approved Training and Test Centre at Low Kays Lea.

 Will he make it.


Brandon Village Residents Association

Brandon Village Residents' Association members turned a piece of derelict land into a community garden.  Part of the project was to build a 20 metre stretch of Dry Stone Wall. 
The wall was built over two week-ends with newly quarried stone, with guidance and tuition from dry stone walling Tutor Peter Dent.  The residents built the wall using traditional techniques, without any prior knowledge.  

BVRA Build Dry Stone Wall


Durham Wildlife Trust

The weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the volunteers of the Durham Wildlife Trust "Heart of Durham" project at Salters Gate.

About twenty volunteers attended the dry stone walling course instructed by dry stone walling instructor Peter Dent.

Durham Wildlife Trust Volunteers



Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services (UTASS)

Dry stone wall training course at Low Kays Lea organised by UTASS for local UTASS members.  Delivered in association with the Dry Stone Walling Association and instructed by DSWA instructors Peter Moorhead and Peter Dent.
Photo courtesy of UTAS



Bishop Auckland College

Almost there!  Dale, bringing the wall to course on DSWA Initial / LANTRA Level 1 course at Low Kays Lea.