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September 2021

Corton Down – Walling Course

September 25 - September 26

Weekend walling course on the South Dorset Ridgeway within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rebuilding the historic parish boundary between Portesham and Winterborne St. Martin. See Courses for more detail and booking arrangements.

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October 2021

Spyway – Inclined Stonework – CANCELLED

October 2 - October 3

CANCELLED - as we are awaiting a stone delivery. We will return to 'slopey' walling just as soon as stone is available. Members’ practice. Restoring a ‘slopey wall’. Please confirm arrangements with Phyllis (Branch Secretary) beforehand. Park in Acton Lane Car Park: BH19 3JY or Spyway Car Park (National Trust): BH19 3HG

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Langton Herring

October 9 - October 10
Langton Herring Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JB United Kingdom

Members' practice. The finishing touches, plus stone for the next section to be moved from a nearby garden.

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Spyway – Inclined Stonework

October 16 - October 17
Spyway, Spyway Car Park, Durnford Drove
Langton Matavers, Dorset BH19 3HG United Kingdom

Members’ practice. Restoring a ‘slopey wall’. Please confirm arrangements with Phyllis (Branch Secretary) beforehand. Park in Acton Lane Car Park: BH19 3JY or Spyway Car Park (National Trust): BH19 3HG Note that this is a change from the original programme.

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Spyway – Inclined Stonework

October 23 - October 24
Spyway, Spyway Car Park, Durnford Drove
Langton Matavers, Dorset BH19 3HG United Kingdom

Members’ practice. Restoring a ‘slopey wall’. Please confirm arrangements with Phyllis (Branch Secretary) beforehand. Park in Acton Lane Car Park: BH19 3JY or Spyway Car Park (National Trust): BH19 3HG Note that this is a change from the original programme.

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Ham Hill

October 25

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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Tyneham

October 30 - October 31
Tyneham Village MOD Ranges, Tyneham Village MOD Ranges, EAST LULWORTH
Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QF United Kingdom

Members' practice. Note that this is a change from the original programme.

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November 2021

Ham Hill

November 1

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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Came Down

November 6 - November 7

Members' practice. Walling this weekend will be at our new site at Came Down, near Bincombe. The gate will be open so you will be able to drive along the track past the dung heap. We need to keep the track clear for tractors and there are crops in the fields, but it is possible to park carefully along the edge of the track. Please contact Phyllis (Branch Secretary) to receive further details.

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Ham Hill

November 8

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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Ham Hill

November 15

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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Renscombe

November 20 - November 21
Renscombe, Renscombe Car Park, 3 Renscombe Rd, Worth Matravers
Swanage, Dorset BH19 3LL United Kingdom

Members practice. Rebuilding the wall at Renscombe car park.

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Ham Hill

November 22

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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Ham Hill

November 29

Dorset DSWA Members' Practice. Just over the border in South Somerset. Restoring the dry stone walls on the Ham Hill plateau in order to make them stockproof and facilitate grassland management. This is a collaborative project with volunteers from the South West England Dry Stone Walling Association (SWEDSWA), EuCAN Somerset Volunteers, EuCAN Dorset Mid-week Volunteers, Thera South West and Tinkers Bubble, with the support of Ham Hill Country Park. Every Monday. Contact Geoff Rowland, to confirm arrangements, if you wish…

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December 2021

Came Down

December 4 - December 5

Members' practice. Walling this weekend will be at our new site at Came Down, near Bincombe. The gate will be open so you will be able to drive along the track past the dung heap. We need to keep the track clear for tractors and there are crops in the fields, but it is possible to park carefully along the edge of the track. Please contact Phyllis (Branch Secretary) to receive further details.

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