Specialist walling course at Fountains Abbey, Ripon - 18 July 2020


Book your place on the specialist walling course at Fountains Abbey, Ripon - 18 July 2020. For more information on our specialist walling courses, click here. A summary is provided below

Our specialist walling courses are for Guild members who would like to gain skills and experience in walling techniques they may not have encountered before. The content of these courses is guided by the interests and needs of those participating, and are delivered with a participant ratio of four participants to one Master Waller.

These are one day courses, but run over a weekend with different content on each day. Members are welcome to book on to both dates on a weekend if they wish.

These courses are only open to those who meet the following criteria:
  • Current Guild members (and those who have done a basic course are automatically enrolled as a member for that year); or
  • A basic course has been completed in the past and membership has been maintained. 

Insurance and safety

The Guild has Public Liability insurance covering instructors and students. Students are welcome to arrange their own cover if they wish. All our instructors are fully trained in first aid and their qualifications are regularly refreshed.

Equipment required

Tools, equipment and eye protection will be provided but students will need to bring:

  • Clothing for all weathers
  • Sun cream/hat
  • Stout boots - steel toe boots are recommended
  • Work gloves (such as riggers or PVC dipped - the latter work well when handling wet or dry stone
  • Lunch and plenty refreshments, particularly in hot weather

More information on equipment required and personal safety whilst walling can be downloaded here. Information on the importance of staying hydrated can be  downloaded here

Courses start at 9.00am and finish around 4.00pm. Toilets are available. There is limited mobile coverage at National Trust Fountains Abbey and so we recommend mobile devices are left in your vehicle.

Please note: instructors reserve the right to refuse students with inadequate footwear. Gloves are strongly recommended as your hands will get very sore without them.

Places are limited and will only be reserved upon receipt of full payment. For all training courses and specialist walling courses booked after 6th May 2020, where the customer cancels their place and a partial or full refund is due, a £2.50 administration fee may be applied.


If you would like help finding accommodation near your course, please don't hesitate to contact the course coordinator. Whilst the Guild is happy to assist in finding you accommodation for your course, you are responsible for making your own bookings. For recommendations on accommodation and food establishments from previous course attendees, click here

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