All of our ‘Beginners courses’ are suitable for both beginners and improvers and are run by qualified DSWA instructors who are also professional wallers. Each course is run over two days (9:30am – 4:00pm) and costs £90 per person. Gift certificates are also available – see Gift Certificates for more information. The course covers:
Health and safety
Use of tools
Preparing the site
Building the walls
Our courses are very practical: over the two days you will take down and rebuild a section of dry-stone wall. You can work at your own pace and there is plenty of opportunity for discussion. Places on courses are limited to 10 participants per instructor and this ensures that you get plenty of individual attention.
All of the tools that you will need are provided, but you should wear stout boots and heavy duty, non-slip gloves. It’s advisable to bring water-proofs and a hat if it is likely to be cold or wet and remember to bring sun-screen and a sun-hat for courses run during the summer. Please bring a thermos flask/cold drinks and a packed lunch.
If you would like to book a place on a course, we recommend you check availability for your preferred course dates before making a payment.
Please note that if there are insufficient numbers on the course, there has to be a minimum of six per course, then the course will not go ahead and other arrangements will be made as necessary.
Download a copy of our Course Booking Form 2017 for details of how to pay.
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