LEARN TRADITIONAL STONE WALLING WITH PETER DRAKE
Dates: 11 September 2022 to 10 September 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tickets include all your materials and plenty of refreshments. Lunch is not provided and participants will need to bring their own.
For health and safety, places are strictly limited to max. 6.
Please Note: All participants are recommended to wear steel toe capped boots during the course – these will not be provided and must be purchased separately by participants.
Lawson Park, East of Lake, Coniston – LA21 8AD
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 area’s environmental history, 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 wall in Lawson Park‘s gardens, 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 6 students gaining plenty of hands-on experience and one-to-one tuition.
Pre-booking is essential through the link below.
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 beauty of the Lake District for his varied client base.