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Wed, 22 May



Drystone Walling - Two Days

Are you looking to acquire a new skill? Want to know how to repair walls on your land or in your garden? Or simply want to know more about these quintessential features of the Cotswold Landscape? Join us for 2 days to pick up this traditional skill.

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Drystone Walling  - Two Days
Drystone Walling  - Two Days

Time & Location

22 May 2024, 09:45 – 23 May 2024, 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

After the success of last year's course, we are pleased to offer another 2-day practical course introducing Cotswold Drystone walling. Combining theory and plenty of practice, the course will give participants with little or no experience of the craft the opportunity to dismantle and rebuild a field wall using traditional techniques.

By the end of the course, participants will have understood and put into effect the key principles involved in the building and maintenance of these quintessential features of the British countryside. They will also have shared an enjoyable and worthwhile outdoor experience in the company of others.

The course will take place at FarmED, and all necessary tools and equipment will be provided. The course will also include tea and coffee on arrival and lunch in the FarmED cafe. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the course.

Who Is The Event For?

This course is for anyone who wants to have a go at drystone walling. You may be considering a career in the land-based sector or would like to see if you have an aptitude for drystone walling. You may simply be curious about the craft of drystone walling, or be thinking of developing it as a hobby. You may be considering taking it up in a voluntary capacity or adding it to a portfolio of land-based skills. If any of these,  this course is very likely to suit you. Working in a relaxed atmosphere alongside others keen to learn the basics of the trade, you'll gain a firm grounding in the key principles of dry stone wall repair and maintenance - and an appreciation of the importance that these structures play in the British rural environment.

Jeff Green

The course will be led by Jeff Green, a LANTRA-qualified drystone walling professional based in Bath. Jeff holds the LANTRA Certificate of Competence in Instructional Techniques and is a professionally registered member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He is a member of the National Trust’s Regional Advisory Group and a volunteer Ranger at the Trust’s Dyrham Park site. He holds a FAIB Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work. Since 2019, he has built, restored and maintained a variety of field and residential drystone walls in the region, including prestigious projects in the city of Bath.


"Very Good instruction giving confidence to continue after the course."

"I would highly recommend this course. "

"Very limited knowledge coming onto the course and yet the background reading and explanation provided enabled me to comfortably grasp the concepts and put them into practice."

"It was exactly what I was looking for."

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

North East Cotswolds Farmer Cluster

We can offer discounted tickets to NECFC members, please email for a discount code.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.


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