If you would like to understand how to build a dry stone wall, why not join one of our Courses for 2021.
If you want to continue learning this skill and join our regular Practice sessions, we would welcome you to become a member
August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dalwood Fair is one of the first of the traditional country fairs in the region to take place as the COVID-restrictions ease.
The fair has run since 1345 and this year has the theme ‘celebrating local life’ including demonstrations of country craft skills.
Dalwood is located in East Devon on the southern flank of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Devon does not have a tradition of dry stone walling as such. Instead Devon Hedges are used, substantial earth banks faced with turf and often with trees and shrubs on the top. In the north and west of the county, the hedges may be faced with stone. Effectively, a single-skinned dry stone retaining wall on each side of an earth bank. Elsewhere in Devon, gaps or entrances through the hedges may be reinforced with dry stone cheek-ends of locally available stone such as field chert.