sustainable, heritage, dry stone walling, art, health and well being

Contact: John Holt 07749032680 :


Mission Statement: Inspire people to engage with the natural built environment.

Working to promote this ancient art and heritage craft:  

Workshop opportunity to build walls in Natural Stone

Traditional Dry Stone Walling

Team Building: Education

Gift vouchers

10% Group discount on 5 + persons

DSW Training Workshops


Central London : Bedfordshire : Cambridgeshire : Scotland - Loch Eck near Dunoon



  April May June July August Sep

Central London venue

10am - 4pm

Red Cross Garden 50 Redcross Way Southwark LondonSE1 1HA 

£85 per person

7th  5th 2nd 7th 4th 1st

Bedfordshire Venue

10am - 4pm

Marshwood House, Renhold.MK41 0JY

£65 per person

14th 19th 9th 14th 11th 8th

Cambridgeshire Venue


Take part in the construction of a new Dry Stone Retaining wall Ha Ha.

£65 per person, per day.

Wed 11th 



Scottish Highlands Venue

(For details, click the link above)

Loch Lomond National Park

Loch Eck near Dunoon

Building and refurbishment of retaining dry stone wall 3-day workshop, with picnic lunch and  2 course goup evening dinner £225 per person.



Sat 12th  

Sun 13th



Bedfordshire - Renhold Project  -  New build, new stone, 2m high, permanent Boundary Wall - Probably the tallest, free standing DSW structure in the region !!

      Cambridgeshire  -  New landscaping to include a Dry Stone Retaining Wall  Ha Ha !! 

      Scotland -  at the side of Loch Eck - within Loch Lomand National Park - New and refurbishment of Dry Stone Retaining wall, incl. 3 day x packed picnic lunches and 2 course group evening dinners and a Certificate of Achievement.


           These are unique opportunities to experience building a new DSW at different stages of construction 

Placing foundation stones up to first lift, installing  'through stones' working on second lift and securing top stones.

Practice the art and craft of Dry Stone Walling.                                                         

                                                                                                        London raised flower bed under construction.


     London 'Hen' party workshop experience.          Another full workshop in action.           Sitting proud with 'Certificates of Achievement'




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These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft, of building walls using natural stone without mortar. In addition, you also receive an extensive discussion overview, packed with 'How to' tips and information regarding the construction of other dry stone walling features:-

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

We provide free for the workshop:- all materials, equipment, tools, eye protection, gloves, personal facilities, extensive selection of descriptive handouts/brochures and 'Certificates of Achievement'  Ensure you wear suitable loose fitting outdoor clothing and stout, safety footwear, bring packed lunches and drinks as requird.

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. They are suitable for all persons over the age of 16yrs

Our partner associates include:

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)   Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way,  SE1 1HA Tel. 0207403339

Churchfield Stone Harley Way Lyvden Oundle Peterborough  PE8 5AU Tel. 01832 205004 email:

Southwark Cathedral London Bridge, London SE1   Tel: 020 7367 6710

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will — Shakespeare

"Draw alongside the silence of stone, until its calmness can claim you." ― John O'Donohue


For further details please contact:

The Principal, John Holt BSc (Hons) 

Advanced Cert. Dry Stone Walling

Mobile 07749032680:   


Course Payments

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