Drystone Walling in the Lake District

One of the most striking features of the Lake District are the drystone walls. You can only wonder at the effort that must have gone into the building of the mile upon mile of walls that you see snaking over the fells.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Drystone walls are an integral part of Lakeland. The walls are built on a foundation of two parallel rows of large boulders on either side of a trench. The sides are then built up and the inside is filled with smaller stones or ‘harter’. Occasionally, ‘through stones’ are placed across the width of the wall to give it added strength. Walls are generally topped with a row of slanting stones, known as ‘cam-stones’ which hold the whole structure in place and also discourage sheep from climbing them.

On this activity we’ll spend some time showing you what’s involved in building these walls and then you can have a go yourself. It’s not easy, but you’ll soon get the hang of it.

We’ll go along at a very steady pace and we’ll make sure you get all the help you need to get it right.

When you’re walling all the cares of the world simply float away, so come along for a memorable day.

Cost: Half Day £45/ person and Full Day £85/person

Please contact us to arrange your Drystone Walling in the Lake District.

Lake District Guided Walks and Activities