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THE age old craft of dry stone wall building will be passed on to a group of young people in a new project to help preserve some of the region's most beautiful rural landscapes.
But exposed to severe weather 3,000ft up on the Carneddau, in recent years the dry stone wall had begun to crumble, prompting Snowdonia National Park Authority to agree a PS5,000 grant to repair a 300-metre stretch.
THE search is on for Yorkshire's best dry stone wall builder.
RARE: The great crested newt * TAKING SHAPE: Volunteers from the Denby Dale Countryside Project at work on a dry stone wall
Volunteers from the charity BTCV have just completed a major dry stone wall restoration project at Whitley Edge Natural Heritage Site, just a stone's throw from the Royd Moor wind farm in Penistone.
The National Park Authority has raised pounds 2m for the boundaries programme which will train 50 apprentices and 125 volunteers to restore 20km of dry stone wall and other traditional boundaries.
Huddersfield Rural Crime Prevention Panel has claimed an early victory in its battle to reduce dry stone wall theft.
There is a stone-built double garage and extensive stone sett driveway, additional parking space and lawned garden enclosed by gates and dry stone wall.
A TEAM of dedicated volunteers are celebrating the restoration of a length of dry stone wall which is twice the length of a football pitch.
He has been volunteering for nearly two years and helped build over 30 metres of dry stone wall on Longworth Clough Nature Reserve.
During the dry stone wall taster sessions attendees were taught everything from dismantling, laying foundation stones, through stones, building stone and filling, and then laying the copestones - the pieces of rock shaped for the purpose - on the very top.
Stephen Dawson emailed to ask what plants he should put in his newly-built, south-facing dry stone wall.