Dry stone walling in the Yorkshire Dales
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This event costs £40, payable directly to the trainer in cash on the day. (Concessions can access the foundation for assistance)
Dry stone walling is an ancient craft that has changed little in the last 3000 years.
Whilst it's not a training day as such, you'll come away with a new skill, have repaired and built some new walls and spent the day in the beautiful hills above Settle.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to talk about other aspects such as the history of walling, throughout the course.
You'll need to be fit - you'll be physically active most of the day and moving large rocks.
We'll be out most of the day, you'll need a thermos, lunch and snacks.
In the event of bad weather, you'll get to truly experience what it's like in God's Own Country!
Our trainer, Pete, has always lived in the area and is a dry-stone waller of twenty years experience. He'll ensure you have a fun and interesting day learning some new skills and finding out about his craft. Dry stone walling is, as well as keeping animals in fields, provides habitats for wildlife, environmental benefits and is also recycling natural products - far more environmentally friendly than a fence set in concrete!
Why not make a weekend of it? We'll go for a hike on the Sunday, sign up to our Smearsett Scar walk here.
Whilst there's no arranged overnight accommodation, if you choose to stay locally, we'll meet up on the Saturday night for pub/dinner. There's plenty choice in Settle for places to stay, please either message the leader or post on the comments below if you're staying in the area.
What to bring
Dress for all weathers - it's likely to be cold, could be wet, could be windy up there!
Waterproofs! Ideally old, and that you're not too concerned about.
Wellies rather than walking boots if it's wet, or heavy boots.
Tools will be supplied, but if you have some work gloves and goggles, please bring them.
Food & drink
You'll need snacks and lunch.
We'll have a pint afterwards.
Whilst we've not arranged any accommodation, if you're staying in Settle afterwards on the Saturday night, we'll go to the pub for dinner.