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

Contact: John Holt 07749032680 :


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

Working to promote this ancient art and heritage craft:  

Workshop courses to build in Natural Stone

Courses in traditional Dry Stone Walling

Team Building: Education

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10% Group discount on 5 + persons

DSW Training Workshop Courses


Central London : Bedfordshire 



    2019    Jan Feb March April May June July


Central London Venue

(Free, on-site parking)

10am - 4pm

 Mudchute Park and Farm   (click here)

Pier Street

London   E14 3HP

£85 per person



Over Subscribed (OS) 





6th 4th 1st 6th

Bedfordshire Venue

(Free, on-site parking)

10am - 4pm

 Renhold  MK41 0JY

£65 per person


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  Mudchute Park and Farm - Free entry to one of the largest city farms in Europe - 32 acre estate, open daily, including a great cafe, a range of rare breed animal, picnic fields and interests, wide pathways for a whole family adventure day out, to investigate around the fields, paddocks and walks on the banks of the Thames.

London - Mudchute Park and Farm -  'hands-on' experiene, constructing Dry Stone Walls

and consideration of a future Moon Gate Goat Bridge feature !!

                  Bedfordshire Project  -  On-going new build, new stone, 2m high, 'hands - on' experience constructing a permanent Boundary Wall. Probably the highest, freestanding DSW in the area !                  

(An insight into placing foundations, working on first lift, assessing positon of  'through stones', working on second lift, assessing position of Top Stones).    

           These are unique opportunities to experience building new DSW at different stages of construction.

Practice the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling.  


                                                                  Part Ha, Ha, under construction                Raised Flower Bed in progress                           

London 'Hen' party group experience                        Full workshop in action                     Certificates of Achievement


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These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft, of building walls using natural stone without mortar. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with 'How to' tips and information regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:-

At the end of the workshops you will :- be able to safely and confidently, set out and construct a dry stone wall or other basic features - 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 loose fitting outdoor clothing and stout, safety footwear, bring packed lunches and drinks as requird.

Our trainers are certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.These practical, outdoor workshops are an inspiration for:  DIY enthusiasts, landscape gardeners/designers or persons over the age of 16yrs. looking for an interesting outdoor activity.

Our partner associates include:

Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street, London E14 3HP

Churchfield Quarry/Harley Way, Peterborough PE8 5AU       Phone: 01832 205004


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

Romeo and Juliet    Act 2, Scene 2, Page 3

JULIET -  Tell me, how did you get in here? And why did you come? The orchard walls are high, and it’s hard to climb over them. 

ROMEO - I flew over these walls with the light wings of love. Stone walls can’t keep love out. Whatever a man in love can possibly do, his love will make him try to do it. Therefore your relatives are no obstacle. -  Shakespeare

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

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For further workshop details please contact:

The Principal, John Holt BSc (Hons) 

Advanced Cert. Dry Stone Walling

Mobile 07749032680:   


London school of DSW CRB Checked DSWA Mudchute

Course Payments

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