The countryside skill of Dry Stonewalling is a new activity that we have been developing over the past few months and can now be included in your programme of Adventurous activities.
Participants will learn how dry stone walls are constructed and learn the techniques required to build something which can last for hundreds of years. The activity involves choosing the right stone, preparing it (dressing) and then building with it. All under the expert eye of our Dry Stone Waller Master Builders.
The best part being that the walls you build will become part of the Carlton Lodge site and will hopefully be there for many years to come,
Our first group to take part was the Upper Wharfedale Cluster of Primary Schools (Grassington, Burnsall, Cracoe, Kettlewell, Threshfield and The Boyle and Petit) Our Master Dry Stonewallers, Keith Ledger and Scott Winship, instructed 4 Groups of 12 children during 1 ½ hour sessions. The children all became very engaged during the sessions, learned new skills and developed their team working and communication skill. They can rightly be proud of their achievements.
If you are interested in doing this activity or wanting to know more contact Mark Faulkner, Head of Carlton Lodge Activity Centre.