sustainable, heritage, dry stone walling, art, health and well being

Contact: John Holt 07749032680 :


Mission Statement: Inspire people to engage with the natural built environment.

Working to promote this ancient art and heritage craft:  

Traditional Dry Stone Walling


 Workshops : Team Building : Education

          2016 Training Workshops Central London and Bedfordshire countryside.

Central London Venue - One day workshops run alternate weeks 10am - 4pm on Saturdays from 5th March to 29th October 2016. (numbers permitting 4 min) Other times by arrangement.
Sorting, setting up and building a free standing dry stone wall

Bedfordshire Venue - One day workshops run 10am - 4pm alternate Saturdays or Sundays from 26th, 27th March  to  22nd, 23rd  October 2016
                                                    Sorting, preparing and constructing a permanant 2m high property boundary DSW.


These ever popular 'hands-on' workshops cost £85 per person. (- Book Now -) see below

Please note:- All workshop payments must be completed a minimum of 48hrs prior to the chosen workshop date.

Enquire direct for Corporate Group bookings

These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft, of building a free standing dry stone wall, including a Cheek End! and the engineering terms used. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with tips and information regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:-

retaining walls, raised flower beds, bridge, stone/timber seating, squeeze stiles and further garden features if, time allows !!

At the end of the day you will :- be able to safely and confidently set out and construct a dry stone wall or basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone shapes, material and it's uses -

We provide free:- all materials, equipment, tools, eye protection, gloves, personal facilities, extensive selection of descriptive handouts/brochures and 'Certificates of Achievement'  Ensure you wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout safety footwear and bring packed lunch.
All our trainers are certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.

These practical, outdoor workshops are an inspiration for DIY enthusiasts, landscape gardeners/designers, professionals, persons looking for an interesting outdoor activity and a healthy well being. They are suitable for all persons over the age of 16yrs.

Other dates/times by arrangement for interested groups of 4 + persons

Bedfordshire Village venue - Renhold MK41 0JY   

Central London venue  -  BOST -  


Our partner associates include:
Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)   Red Cross Garden, 50 Red Cross Way,  SE1 1HA     Tel. 0207403339  (visit to see walling examples, raised/seated flower beds, Goose Wing - Crossbones Memorial Garden)

Churchfield Stone Company Ltd     Harley Way,  Oundle.  Peterborough  PE8 5AU   Tel. 01832205004                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Freightliners Farm,  Sheringham Road, Islington. London, N7 8PF   Tel: 020 7609 0467

Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, Islington. N7 0JE.  Tel. 020 7607 9453   (visit to see walling, seating and garden feature examples)

Walworth Garden Farm, 206 Manor Place, Braganza Street, London SE17 3BN. Telephone: 020 7582 2652  (visit to see walling examples)  

  There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will — Shakespeare

             "Draw alongside the silence of stone, until its calmness can claim you." ― John O'Donohue


For further details please contact:

The Principal, John Holt BSc (Hons) 

Advanced Cert. Dry Stone Walling

Mobile 07749032680: Telephone 01353 778175     


Course Payments

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