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Dry Stone Walling

Learn how to build a dry stone wall in this introductory dry stone walling course.
5th September 2020 - 6th September 2020


Learn how to build a dry stone wall in this one-day introductory dry stone walling course. Dry stone walling is an ancient and beautiful rural skill.  The main purpose of the course is to share with you the necessary knowledge and confidence to build a modest wall as a first project.

In this dry stone walling course you will:

  • Learn about the principles of dry stone walling.
  • Find out how the walls are built, from foundations to toppers and also learn about the history of the skill.
  • Have plenty of hands-on experience to build a section of wall.

Jamie Alcock will be your tutor. He is a craftsman in Dry Stone Walling, having worked in some of the most prestigious gardens in the Cotswolds, as well as traditional field walling.

We hope you will enjoy the course and later on appreciate the quiet satisfaction that comes from building and repairing structures that will remain for many years to come.

If you would like to learn about dry stone walling in more depth, we can also offer a two day course.

What to expect?

Following a brief introduction and necessary safety related instructions, the rest of the course is ‘hands-on’ instruction - lifting and manual labour is involved.

You will work in a group with Jamie instructing the group, building foundations and then going on to build a section of dry stone wall.

Advice on appropriate clothing will be offered at the time of booking. 

The courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm, with tea breaks both morning and afternoon. A farm house lunch is served. 


£150 per person (two day course is £280 per person)

A minimum number of 6 people for each course.

Group discounts can be applied. Please get in touch to discuss. 


Bookings are currently being taken for 2-day courses on the following dates:

  • 2nd & 3rd May
  • 4th & 5th July
  • 1st & 2nd August
  • 5th & 6th September


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Workshop


Coldcroft Shires & Traditional Skills
Coldcroft Farm
Glasshouse Lane
GL19 3HJ
07748 115450

O/S Ref: SO 718214


The farm is on the lower slopes of May Hill with the Wysis Way running across it. This path takes walkers from the the River Wye at Monmouth to the upper River Thames (known as the Isis) at Kemble, near Cirencester.

We are an easy 2 hours drive from M25 and only 50 minutes from M42 / M5 junction.

Enter your start address:

  • Huntley


Coldcroft Shires & Traditional Skills

Join our slower and more peaceful way of life. Enjoy time in the countryside on our farm where you can learn traditional skills and work our heavy horses. Farming as it used to be!

Attraction in or near Huntley