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Learn a heritage skill this summer

Leave your mark on the Moorlands landscape for decades to come by joining us this July to learn how to build dry stone walls.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has engaged an experienced professional waller and trainer to pass on these traditional heritage skills at a two-day training course at Wetley Moor Common, Werrington on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

The course is aimed at people who have no prior dry stone walling knowledge and will give participants a greater appreciation of how walls are built as well as teaching you all you need to know about repairing them.

Councillor Mike Bowen, Cabinet Member for leisure and countryside, said: "There's so much more to dry stone walling than meets the eye and this is a great opportunity to learn a time-honoured, traditional craft that characterises the Moorlands.

"These courses are always really popular so I'd urge anyone interested in taking part of secure their place sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment."

And with well built walls lasting up to 80 years before they need rebuilding, not only will would-be-wallers be learning a new skill but they'll be creating a part of the Moorlands countryside to last generations.

Places are limited to secure yours book now on 01538 395522. The two-day course costs £50.