Oldham Council in partnership with BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) are running six introductory dry stone wall training sessions and the chance to take a national Dry Stone walling exam.The training will give you the traditional skills needed to conserve a key part of the landscape and provide an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Courses are taking place on:

19 – 20 May 201

26 – 27 May 2012

21 – 22 July 2012

28 – 29 July 2012.

There are 10 places on each weekend course and the cost is £20 per weekend course (£10 students/unemployed) non-refundable deposit.  Taking place in the farmland to the north of Dowry Reservoir, Denshaw.  A minibus pick-up to the walling site is available on request.

For more information on this or the advanced course, send your name and contact details to env.brownhill@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4056 or visit www.oldham.gov.uk/dry_stone_walling for more information.



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