Promotion and Training Workshops in Dry Stone Walling

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

Private Commissions

Gift vouchers

10% Group discount on 5 + persons

Workshop Venues

Central London : Bedfordshire : France


    Oct Nov Dec


Mudchute Park and Farm  Pier Street

Isle of Dogs


E14 3HP

£85 per person

1st Saturday  in the month









Sat 2nd (Full) £85





Sat 7th (Full) £85






Ravensden Road


£65 Per Person

Second Saturday in the month


Sat 9th

Sat 14th 




Daily - 10th - 25th -  £65 per person per day - 9am - 4pm

No booking required

Just attend and pay cash on the day or, via PayPal found at the foot of this page. 

Free daily - home cooked lunch/snacks/drinks,

All tools, material, protective wear, personal facilities included.

(provide own footwear)

DSW - On going projects

1 - Building retaining walls. 

2 - Forming stone steps between fields.

Arrange own Itinerary/Accom 

Example: Ryanair (10/9/19) Stansted/Brive £9-99  

Flights - Wed and Sat

 A holiday break experience with a difference.

Extensive support, great quiet  rural, interesting location, get away and become revitalised with a purpose. 

These workshops are a practical, 'hands-on' introduction to building with local stone




Mudchute Park and Farm - Free entry to one of the largest city farms in Europe - 32 acre estate, open daily, including a 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 a Dry Stone Wall.

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

     France - Venue - rural Hamlet of Boussac - near South West town of Figeac in the Lot Department, Midi Pyrénées  

Projects - building retaining walls and stone steps

 These are unique opportunities to experience building with stone at different stages of construction.

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

                                                        All our trainers are certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.

                                These practical, outdoor workshops are an inspiration for: DIY enthusiasts, landscape gardeners/designers, persons                                   looking for an interesting outdoor activity. Suitable for persons over the age of 16yrs.

    Practice the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling

Workshop Participants                                                                 Retaining wall to rebuild - France



                                                                                              Ha Ha under construction                                 


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



            Raised Flower Bed in progress                Beds boundary wall in progress                    300 yr old Olive Tree in it's own Planter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           






(- Book Now -) see below 

Enquire direct for Group and Corporate bookings


Partner associates include:

Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street, London E14 3HP          https://www.mudchute.orgPhone:  020 7515 5901

Churchfield Stone Co. Ltd.  Harley Way   Oundle   Northamptonshire  PE8 5AU  01832 205004

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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