Dry Stone Walling

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The year 11 COPE students have  attended 2 days of dry stone walling with Tom Lord of Lower Winskill Farm, Langclifffe.  They were taught about the farm’s history first, and looked at the many examples of dry stone walls around Lower Winskill.   Students were amazed that some of the walls  have stood there for over 600 years!  Then  Tom  began  teaching the practical skills.  On their second visit the students were able to show their new skills to the annual National Parks Conference  who were visiting Lower Winskill with  the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust.  The delegates  were very impressed with the wall the students built and proposed they continue to build on these skills  in the future.  A good dry stone waller can earn £40 a metre square, not a bad job really!

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