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Dry stone walling workshop and wildlife box making at West Challacombe

Learn the traditional method of drystone walling and how we can improve this structure for nature by adding wildlife boxes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join us for a day at West Challacombe to learn about dry stone walling and what we can do with this traditional structure to improve it for nature. Take part in building wildlife boxes, placing them in the walls, and rebuilding the stone walls around them.

Drop in anytime between 11am-3pm or join us for the whole session. This event is free and tea and coffee will be provided.

Parking is available at Kiln Car Park (not National Trust, parking charges apply). The site is about a 20min walk from the car park and include steep sections of uneven path, please see below for more details.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Children are welcome.

Meeting point

Meet on site under the tipis on the hill, follow signage from Kiln car park. What3 words for exact location: motivator.appetite.withdrew.

Other

Walk up the SW coast park from Kiln car park (up some steps) and either continue along the coast path (20 minute, partially uphill, approx. 0.6 miles) or cut through West Challacombe (shorter distance covered but steeper uphill climb).

Contact info

Heddon Valley Ranger Office

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