Drystone walling

 

The Wychwood Project aims to re-build dry stone walls in key locations.  One such location was Cogges Manor Farm, pictured opposite. 

If you have a stone wall that needs repairing, give us a call...but you will need a budget for buying stone.

The importance of dry stone walls

  • they contain livestock
  • provide shelter for livestock and buildings against the wind and rain
  • prevent soil erosion
  • provide employment in a skilled craft
  • outlast other types of field boundary many times over and prove more economical in the long run

For wildlife

  • they act as corridors for small mammals moving from one place to another
  • they provide nesting and perching sites for birds
  • are germination sites for plants
  • are good surfaces for mosses and lichens
  • they harbour insects and reptiles in their holes, nooks and crannies