Dry Stone Walling For Beginners

Aim of Course

To give a good understanding of the structure of a dry stone wall and how to correctly rebuild a straight forward section of dry stone wall.

Course Objectives

An 18 hour practical course for those who want to learn basic walling skills which can be used as a foundation for the DSWA initial/LANTRA Level 1 course.  Working as a team the course will show you how to strip down and rebuild a section of dry stone wall.

Course Contents

  • Dismantle wall, identify and grade stone
  • Prepare trench and lay foundation stones
  • Build (first lift) wall
  • Place through-stones
  • Build (second lift) wall
  • Fit cope-stones
  • Health and Safety