Dry Stone Walling Course

Dry stone walling is an ancient craft that has changed little since before the building of the Pyramids. The term ‘dry’ refers to the fact the wall contains no cement or mortar and is held together by the stone itself, and the way the wall is constructed.

Dry Stone Walling  

Dry stone walling repairs are something that occurs on a daily basis in the Yorkshire Dales. More people are noticing dry stone walls as they travel around the countryside and may have found a newfound recognition of the traditional skill.

It is ideal for:

  • farmers
  • homeowners
  • conservation rangers
  • volunteers 
  • small holders

Dry stone walling is like doing a larger 3D jigsaw. It looks a lot easier than it is, there is an art to being able to put it back up and it stays there!

Therefore, this course provides an introduction to the traditional art of dry stone walling, which includes the following:

  • stripping out the dry stone wall
  • organising the stone
  • identifying the different roles of the stone in the dry stone wall
  • rebuilding the dry stone wall
  • correctly positioning the stone
  • finishing the wall and placing the top stones
This one-day session is ideal for those of you who are looking to hone those dry stone walling skills or just have ago!

Many of you are already actively working outdoors and may have tried out dry stone walling with varying stages of success. As a result, may have decided you would like a bit of formal training to enhance your skillset. 

You may have been asked by:
  • your employer
  • a customer or client to repair a section of a dry stone wall
  • or just fancied trying out something new

Whether you could be new to the job or been doing it for over 40 years and things have changed. If so and you are faced with having to gain more insight and knowledge have you been:

  • struggling to find the right fit in terms of a training provider?
  • confused by all the names, numbers and acronyms for the land based courses that are available to you?
  • worried you will get it wrong or waste your hard-earned money?
  • concerned that it will feel like going back to school?
  • looking to gain a qualification to continue with jobs because legislation has changed?
  • offered a new and exciting contract, but need another ticket/qualification to seal the deal?
Then we can help you!

No matter which sector you are coming from, and the level of experience. We can work with you to understand your training needs. To tailor a programme and provide courses that will be suitable for you.

Providing award-winning training through tailored, flexible, friendly, approachable trainers and assessors.

All courses are run with group sizes that ensure you have as much time as needed to learn and experience the requirements for the course. Trainers are experienced, friendly, and approachable.

Finally, as with all Lowe Maintenance courses, you get support and advice via email or on the phone. If you need it in the future. Just because you’ve completed the course doesn’t mean you can’t get in touch if you need more information or guidance.

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We developed this tree survey course to provide you with up to date detailed information to make safety a top priority. Along with creating a stepping stone to an accredited course. 

Zoning is a practice whereby landowners and managers define areas of land according to levels of use. This practice prioritises the most used areas, and by doing so contributes to a cost-effective approach to tree inspection, focusing resources where most needed.

There are three types of inspections:

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There is a ‘duty of care’ under the ‘Occupiers Liability Act’ to ensure your trees do not harm others. 

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