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Sign up for free dry stone walling courses

Press Release   •   Jun 18, 2013 12:32 BST

Local residents are invited to attend a free two-day dry stone walling course at Chesham Local Nature Reserve on 22 and 23 June between 9.45am and 4pm.

The event, funded by Bury’s Accessible Greenspace project, allows beginners to find out more about this traditional craft - from foundations to copes. Master craftsman dry stone waller Carl Watson will guide people through the techniques needed to build a dry stone wall.

Dry stone walls are an important part of the local landscape and are traditional field boundaries in this part of the country. Dry stone walls also provide an important habitat for wildlife, providing shelter all year round for small animals such as field mice as well as insects.

Places are limited, so anyone wishing to book their place on this course should contact Jacqui Goggs on 0161 253 7764 or email j.goggs@bury.gov.uk

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Press release issued: 18 June 2013.