One day course – at Troed yr Harn Farm
This will be a hands on practical day focusing on the principles of building a dry stone wall.
In the morning session participants will work individually, preparing and building the first few courses of a practice wall. In the afternoon we will work as a group, building a retaining wall on the site.
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Troed yr Harn Farm. Meet at Talgarth Car Park at 9am.
Our campus is a car-free site, so we will be meeting at the car park and walking to the Farm together. This is a moderate uphill walk of 35-40 minutes. We will be leaving at 9.15am ready to start the course for 10am. If you are unable to complete the walk, we will organise car shares and provide directions to site from the car park.
Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic. Tea & Coffee available!
You should wear suitable, weather dependent PPE including gloves and good, sturdy boots if possible.
What will I do and learn?
- How to prepare and sort stone ahead of building a wall
- Laying Foundations
- Learn the correct way to place face stone in a wall
- Laying stone in courses
- The importance of filling the middle of a wall
- Gain an introduction to using walling tools
Who will I learn from?
Stuart began walling in the Cotswolds and then the Brecon Beacons some 30 years ago. Walling has for the most part been a part-time pursuit and now consists of occasional projects including walling tuition and improver sessions with National Park volunteers. Circular Dry stone buildings have been an interest over the years.
How much does it cost?
Tickets can be purchased on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis ranging from £50 – £150. First come, first serve!
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We would like our short courses to be available to all regardless of ability to pay. We, therefore, ask you to pay what you can towards this event. If you will struggle to purchase a ticket, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
If you select an amount at the higher end of the scale, you will make possible future offerings and support our volunteers who are generously contributing time. Thank you!
If you are purchasing a ticket, this is non-refundable. Depending on the uptake of the course we hold the right to cancel it, in which case you will be refunded.
Please note that spaces on this course are limited. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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