Dry Stone Walling Workshop


Our Dry Stone Walling workshops are back for 2024!

Do you love nature, being outdoors and getting your hands dirty? If so, this could be for you! Spend a morning learning a new skill in this hands-on 3 hour workshop. You will learn the basic principles of how to build a traditional dry stone wall and/or retaining wall, using local stone. You will also learn how to introduce wildlife features into the wall such as bird, bat and toad holes, bee boles, or perhaps just somewhere to place your drink!

Dry stone walling is a positive and calming outdoors experience, and this workshop offers a great opportunity to learn a new skill, in the fresh air, surrounded by nature and wildlife. The course covers preparation of ground, quoins and repairs, and construction techniques for slopes, water edge, hedge, standard wall and retention. You can work at your own pace, with plenty of opportunity for discussion, then stand back and admire your craftsmanship and enjoy a slice of cake and a hot drink for your hard work!

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 15th May 2024, 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 8th June 2024, 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 18th September 2024, 10am – 1pm

 Price: £50 per person

Click HERE to book online (booking fee applies), or book by phone (01769 572 401), or in person in our shop! Places are limited to a maximum of 15 participants, so booking is essential.


Please note:

  • Suitable for people aged 16 and over and for beginners – no experience is necessary.
  • The course is taught outside so please bring weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing, and dress for mess! We suggest warm clothing/layers, waterproofs, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots, hat, and sun cream.
  • Please bring a pair of working/gardening gloves and a notebook and pen to make notes if you wish. All other materials are provided.
  • This workshop requires dexterity in the fingers and is not suitable for people with arthritis in their hands or similar conditions that affect dexterity.
  • The workshop is held on the grounds of Quince Honey Farm and will go ahead in all weathers, but we may have to cancel if the weather is extremely unfavourable.
  • Includes one hot/cold (non-alcoholic) drink and 1 slice of cake per person.
  • Includes a 10% discount voucher to spend in the shop on the day.
  • Places are limited so advance booking is essential. If the event becomes fully booked and you would like to join the waiting list for cancellations, please email us on [email protected].
  • This workshop requires a minimum number of bookings to go ahead, in the event of cancellation by Quince Honey Farm customers will receive a full refund.