2 day course, Thursday 26 and Friday 27
10am - 4pm
About this event
Join experienced stone waller Peter Drake for this two day course in traditional dry stone wall construction using only a few hand tools and no cement or mortar.
Dry stone walls are synonymous with the Lake District landscape but many people don’t know this historically important heritage craft also forms part of the areas environmental history having offering a haven to wildlife, lichen and animals sheltering from the weather for centuries. Exploring the importance of stone walls in our local landscape, during the course you will rebuild a section of stone wall that runs along the road side of The Farmer’s Arms car park, sorting stone, building foundations and constructing the wall under Peter’s tuition.
Suitable for beginners or those looking to expand their skills, you’ll learn at a relaxed pace in a small group of 5 students gaining plenty of hands-on experience and one-to-one tuition.
Each day runs from 10am - 4pm with tea, coffee and cake provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch will not be provided but can be ordered from The Farmer’s Arms on the day.
The course costs £80 per person for the two days and includes all your materials other than steel toe capped boots which participants are recommended to wear.
Pre-booking is essential by Thursday 19 August. Follow this link.
About the Tutor:
Peter Drake is a second generation waller from Cumbria, who learned on the fells with his father. He has over twenty years experience walling and stone facing for private, public and commercial projects, including working as part of an award-winning team at Chelsea Flower Show. Peter went on to set up Lakeland Walling combining his skills and expertise in traditional stone walling and landscaping to create bespoke commissions that complement the natural setting of the Lake District for his varied client base.