Dry stone walling in the Dales

Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire
Volunteers repairing dry stone wall
Exterior of Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
The sitting room, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
The dormitory, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire
Volunteers repairing dry stone wall Exterior of Town Head Barn, Yorkshire The sitting room, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire The dormitory, Town Head Barn, Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Dates4 September 2020 to 11 September 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills, Construction
  • Cost£200
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20GTQ193
  • AccommodationTown Head Barn Bunkhouse

About Dry stone walling in the Dales

Come and build dry stone walls in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Come and help care for dry-stone walls in beautiful Upper Wharfedale.  This upland farmed landscape is made up of small walled fields and  there's plenty that need repairing.  Don't worry if you've never done it before; our Rangers will provide expert training and guidance.

About the accommodation

The accommodation is located on the edge of the village of Buckden and at the foot of 702m high Buckden Pike. It is a 200-year-old converted barn with a large living room with open views up to Wharfedale into Langstrothdale. It is an ‘upside down’ building with the living room, kitchen and one bunk room on the first floor and two bunk rooms and bathroom on the ground floor. Each bunk room has two bunk beds. One is en suite, the other two share a bathroom/toilet. Town Head Bunkhouse does not have a garden next to the building but there is a National Trust picnic area with a built-in barbecue just 100 yards away.

Facilities: drying room, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: pillows and mattress cover provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Warm and waterproof clothing essential, comfortable walking or work boots, steel toe capped if possible, but not essential

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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