The Forgotten Landscapes Partnership (FLP) is offering taster and training days to enthusiastic volunteers wishing to help repair dry stone walls in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site landscape, as part of a project to repair commons boundaries.
You’ll have seen dry stone walls if you like getting out into the countryside, and have walked around the Blaenavon World Heritage Site. As well as stopping livestock from escaping, dry stone walls are an important heritage feature with some having been around for centuries. They also provide a welcome refuge for many plants and mammals.
Via volunteer training days the project is aiming to ensure that several kilometres of dry stone walls are made stock-proof, but FLP would like to see regular repairs taking place beyond the scheme in the long term. Therefore those undergoing training will be supported and encouraged to continue using their skills after their training.
If you are interested in trying this valuable heritage skill or finding out about other opportunities to volunteer with the scheme, please ring 01495 742333 or email Sarah Lewis Volunteer Recruitment & Training Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please download the leaflet.
Posted on: Tuesday 6th September 2011