One of the many beautiful features of the Cotswolds is the dry stone walls which meander across the countryside. Built with great skill, they can last well over 100 years with little maintenance. In all, there are about 4000 miles of dry stone walls in the Cotswolds. A dry stone walling academy has recently been set up in Gloucestershire to help keep this traditional skill alive.
This weekend sees an annual dry stone walling competition run by the Cotswold Conservation Board which takes place at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Professionals and amateurs will be competing on Saturday 20th September. What a great opportunity to see skilled craftsmen at work.
Fancy having a go yourself – why not go on a course run by Cotswolds Rural Skills? Pop across to http://bit.ly/drystone for more information.
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