Dry-stone wallingSouth Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
- Dates2 May 2020 to 9 May 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction, Rural skills
- Holiday code20JTQ136
- AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse
About Dry-stone wallingFrom first to last stone, learn how these fascinating constructions are built.
An integral part of the Lake District’s beautiful landscape, drystone walls act as a stock proof barrier for farmers’ livestock and an invaluable habitat for wildlife. Learn how these fascinating constructions are made with instruction from experienced rangers ensuring your wall will be there for you to revisit for many years. Although drystone walling can be strenuous and patience is required as the stones are not numbered, absolute beginners are very welcome along. By the end of the week you’ll never look at a pile of stones in the same way again!
About the accommodation
Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.
Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner.
Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.
Notes for guests
What to bring: We provide safety boots, working waterproofs and work gloves. However, please note that we do not provide towels or any bedding so you will need to bring that with you.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.