Level 1 Dry Stone Walling Training Course

Learn a heritage skill and gain a Dry Stone Walling Lantra Accredited Qualification with guidance from a Dry Stone Walling Association Master Craftsman. This training is funded by the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership as part of the Traditional Boundaries project.

  • 10 day training programme delivered as 2 days per week over 5 weeks. 

  • The practical test on the final day will ask that you build 2.5 square metres of dry stone wall in 7 hours to gain the Craftsman Certification Scheme Level 1 Qualification in dry stone walling.

Location: Downham
Dates: 31st July + 1st August; 7th + 8th August; 14th+ 15th August; 21st + 22nd August; 28th + 29th August (test date)

Booking essential. Email pendlehill.lp@lancashire.gov.uk or call 01200 420 420.
Please note this course is free, however the test will cost £132.
You will need:

  • Strong boots, steel toes preferred (no shoes or trainers)
  • Suitable outdoor clothing, extra layers and waterproofs
  • Packed lunches and refreshments for each day.

Minimum age 18 years.
Previous walling experience is useful, but not essential.

Paid Opportunities

We'll advertise job vacancies and briefs for competitive contracts and commissions here.


(May 2019)

Artist in Residence required

'Beyond the Dig'

In-Situ are currently inviting expressions of interest from artists who are keen to be involved in the latest residency being offered by The Gatherings project. This is a short residency, focussing on the summer community archaeology project being run by the landscape partnership in  conjunction with the Archaeology department from University of Lancashire. For more details contact In-Situ

Commission Brief – Beyond the Dig:
Community Archaeology Outreach Artist In Residence



Volunteer Opportunties 

To find out more about our current volunteering opportunities please see our Get involved Page or email volunteer@pendle-hill-lp.co.uk.