Dry Stone Walls

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Dry stone walls are an integral part of the Cumbrian fells and dales – dividing the landscape into a patchwork of irregular fields, and making inroads up the valley sides to encircle chunks of fell land. Stone walls occur wherever there is a ready supply of natural rock or stone, and where climatic conditions prohibit the planting of hedges. They are called ‘dry stone’ because they are built without the use of mortar to bind the stones together, relying instead on a tightly interlocking structure.

To view the full article from the Cumbria Fells and Dales Leader website, please click here.

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Peter Phillips