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:  

Workshops to build in Natural Stone

 Traditional Dry Stone Walling

Team Building: Education: Promotion

Gift vouchers

10% Group discount on 5 + persons

DSW Workshop Venues


Central London : Bedfordshire : France


Advisory Standby - DSW Workshop - South West France May 4th - 11th  2019

Cost £300 per person (incl. full board, lodgings, + extras), Brive airport shuttle. (Flight not included)

Payment through PayPal see below (first six secures a place)

    May June July August Sep Oct Nov


Central London Venue

(Free, on-site parking)

10am - 4pm

 Mudchute Park and Farm   (click here)

Pier Street

London   E14 3HP

£85 per person



Workshop France


(See below)



6th 3rd 7th 5th 2nd

Bedfordshire Venue

(Free, on-site parking)

10am - 4pm

 Renhold  MK41 0JY

£65 per person



Workshop France

(See below)

8th 13th  10th 14th 12th 9th


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

                  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 !

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


 France  -  DSW holiday workshop 4th - 11th May   2019.                           

Venue - small rural Hamlet near South West town of Figeac in the Lot Department, Midi Pyrénées    Cost £300 per person. To include: Full board (3 meals per day+ snacks) own, comfortable homely rooms , all personal facilities, swimming pool, local area excursions, materials, tools, gloves provided. (Bring own stout footwear). Collection/return at Brive airport.

Payable through PayPal found at the foot of this web page.

      Advance booking at Ryanair - Stanstead  to Brive -  All sites, will be cleared, stone stacked out sorted - and ready to go.                                                                                               

                                                                          Any further details, please contact me direct.             

(Foundations, first lift,  'through stones', second lift, Top Stones)             

Practice the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling. 


                                      Ha Ha under construction                                 


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


                               Raised Flower Bed in progress                                                      Boundary wall in progress


                                      Front Garden Stepped Terrace                                                        Packhorse Bridge



(- Book Now -) see below 

Enquire direct for Group and Corporate bookings

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 suitable for:  Beginners, 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

Phone:  020 7515 5901

Roots and Shoots,  Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN

Phone: 020 7587 1131


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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