Walls for the future
Part of heritage, part of landscape

Our Courses

Hedges and Woods Taster Day

November 28  2020  9am-3pm   Glossop area

An introduction to working with trees, the course will include coppicing and hedgelaying

contact;  glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk       tel;  01629 535895

Wood and Stone Crafts Taster Day

November 1  2020   9am-3pm  to be held in the Glossop area

A day to experiment with working with stone and wood (the course may include any of the following; coppicing trees, whittling wood, carving a mini millstone or bird bath)

contact;   glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk    tel;  01629 535895

Dry Stone Walling with the Brightside Project

September 3&4  2020  10am-4pm    This is a two day taster session in dry stone walling in the Glossop area.

The course is free for people who have mental health difficulties or emotional or psychological distress.

Many people who have attended this course have gone on to achieve their Level 1 Initial DSWA/LANTRA certificate and some have become working wallers.

To book contact ; alison.rooke@derbyshire.gov.uk or 01629 533385

Have a go at Dry Stone Walling !

Dry Stone Walling Taster in the Glossop area. Aimed at anyone wanting to gain the very basic principles of dry stone walling

September 5  2020  10am-1pm

April 24  2021  10am-1pm

contact ; glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel 01629 535895

 

Dry Stone Walling Taster Weekend in the Glossop area. Aimed at anyone wanting to gain the basic knowledge and skills to repair dry stone walls

October 17 & 18  2020  9am-3pm

contact ; glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel 01629 535895

 

Dry Stone Walling Taster sessions at High Peak Bookstore, Brierlow Bar, Buxton.  These courses are aimed at anyone wanting to gain the very basic principles of dry stone walling.

All courses are practical and are held outside at the bookstore, regardless of weather, so dress appropriately, and wear stout boots (hiking boots/toecaps) and you may wish to bring your own gloves.

October 3   2020   10am-1pm

April  17  2021  10am-1pm

July 3   2021  10am-1pm

for details contact  Buxton Fairfield Centre 01629 533385 or buxton.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coursesearch

Mentoring

Mentoring is available in order to facilitate learners to achieve LANTRA/DSWA Level 1 Initial, or Level 2 Intermediate, or Level 3 Advanced, or DSWA Master Craftsman certification.

Level 3 Advanced certificate

DSWA/LANTRA Level 3 (Advanced ) course

We run periodically, a Level 3 course  please contact the Derbyshire Eco Centre for details

This course is for very experienced working wallers who hold a Level 2 (Intermediate) certificate and have considerable recent experience of walling in a variety of settings

The course has two sections – Part A and Part B

Part A – Building features specific to Level 3 criteria, curves, high walls, lunkies and on sloping ground

Part B – Building retaining walls

Guidance and instruction in gaining accreditation as a dry stone waller

  • Level 1 / Initial Certificate (DSWA/LANTRA)    starts August 11 2020
    gain the basic knowledge and skill to repair a dry stone wall to a satisfactory standard.
  • Level 2 / Intermediate Certificate (DSWA/LANTRA)    starts Spring 2021
    develop skills learnt on level 1 and learn to build a wall end.
  • Level 3 / Advanced Certificate (DSWA/LANTRA)
    build on level 1 and 2 skills, and build features such as curves, high walls, walls on sloping ground, retaining walls and lunkys and water pens.

Contact Derbyshire Eco Centre by email at ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533038 or visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Coaching for Level 4 / Master Craftsman Certificate (DSWA)

We can coach individuals through the taking of this qualification.

Countryside Management

Gain practical skills to help conserve our unique countryside.

We also teach various countryside activities incorporating a variety of practical skills and portfolio building, covering areas such as an introduction to dry stone walling, planting and maintaining a woodland, building and maintaining paths, repairing and maintaining tools and understanding health and safety within land based activities.

Contact Derbyshire Eco Centre by email at ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533038

Team Building and Corporate Bonding

Enjoy the team effort of building a wall together; combining team work principles, problem solving and communication skills, whilst working in the great outdoors doing a sustainable and traditional craft.