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Cotswold wallers get set for contest
5:30pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
THE skills of Cotswold dry stone wallers will be put to the test in a competition on Sunday.
The annual Cotswolds Open Dry Stone Walling Competition will be held at the National Trust’s Sherborne Park estate, between Burford and Northleach.
Organised by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, in partnership with the Cotswolds branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, the event will see competitors vying for trophies and cash prizes of up to £120.
Competitors will have to strip and rebuild a length of wall to the specification for Cotswold dry stone walls.
The competition will start with the draw for stints at 8.45am and end at 4.30pm with the awards ceremony.
David Molloy, the conservation board’s rural skills officer, said: “Each year this competition attracts some of the best dry stone wallers from the area and across the UK.
“The board is delighted to be working with the National Trust to deliver this year’s event and celebrate the traditional art of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds.”
The competition is free to enter and has four classes: professional; amateur/part-time professional; novice and beginners pairs.
To enter, register online at the competitions page of cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk or call 01451 862000.
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