Learning and courses

 

    

The Wychwood Project runs lots of events from Drystone Walling courses, Learning walks, Volunteer parties, Scout movement events to Parents and Toddler groups. 

We support local interest groups such as Bird Aid, Flora Group, Walling Group, Scything Group, Hedgelaying Group, Learning Group, Swift Group; providing equipment, clothing and training if required.

We very much hope the events below can go ahead, but will continue to review safety as we move through the year. If we have to cancel events, we will offer a full refund. We may also add events, so keep an eye on our page. 

 

Wednesday 17th March 2021: Drystone walling for beginners (postponed from 18th November 2020). 

Ever wondered how to make a drystone wall, iconic in the Cotswolds? Why not learn! Join us at Foxburrow Wood for a beginners' course on drystone walling with an experienced local drystone waller. On this course you will learn about: stripping down a wall, grading and sorting stone, base stones, building stones, throughs and toppers. Using local oolitic limestone and local methods, you will gain experience with the tools and techniques necessary to build a drystone wall in the Cotswold style.

All tools and equipment will be provided.

The course is held at Foxburrow Wood, Witney 9.30am to 4.30pm.  We will meet in the carpark off Foxburrow Lane, Witney, OX29 9XL. (The post code is not precise as the site doesn't have a postal address! It gets you to Foxburrow Lane though.)

What to bring

Suitable clothing for any weather

Food and drink

Gloves and strong boots

The course will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Foxburrow Wood, and costs £60 per participant. Find out more and book here

Saturday 17th April 2021: Drystone walling for beginners

Ever wondered how to make a traditional Cotswold drystone wall? Join us at Foxburrow Wood to find out. In this beginners' course with an experienced local drystone waller, you will learn about: stripping down a wall, grading and sorting stone, base stones, building stones, throughs and toppers. Using local oolitic limestone and local methods, you will gain experience with the tools and techniques necessary to build a drystone wall in the Cotswold style.

All tools and equipment will be provided.

The course will take place at Foxburrow Wood, Witney 9.30am to 4.30pm. Find out more and book here.

 

See our Volunteering page for regular outdoor work parties that you can get involved with. If you are interested in joining a special interest group such as hedgelayers, drystone wallers and Bird Aid, see 'Our Work' page for more information or contact us on 07584 262437  or email info@wychwoodproject.org.uk