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Dry Stone Wall Building Workshop

Dry stone walls, cairns, obelisks- Winter workshop

Ever wondered who built the beautiful dry stone wall on Range Road and other locations around the Southern Highlands? The chances are it was Simon Badway.

And now you can learn the ancient and beautiful craft of dry stone walling from the master himself.

Join our special 2 day workshop: Beginners on Saturday July 4th, Intermediate on Sunday July 5th. Or do both!

Date: Sat 4/Sunday 5 July, 2020

9am – 4pm: Lunch, refreshments, gloves, materials and gravity included

$195  / person/day incl GST, or $360 for 2 days

Ashton Park: 6077 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale

Learn from this master-artisan as he shares his love of this beautiful ancient art-form. Simon will guide you in the skills you need to tackle your own project with confidence.

Under his expert eye you’ll have the satisfaction of finishing your own stretch of dry stone wall here at Ashton Park.

And if you already have some experience, the Intermediate Workshop on Sunday is the chance to really hone your skills and tackle something creative like a cairn or obeslisk.

What you can expect:

Be welcomed to Ashton Park with scones, tea and coffee, while Simon takes us through the plan for the day.

Have an overview of the theory and technique, before donning the gloves and heading through the orchard and kitchen garden to the paddock.

Under Simon’s instruction, work in pairs on your own stretch of the wall.  Simon will show us how to make solid foundations and keep to a nice straight line as we add height to the wall.

After a delicious lunch in the Barn, head back to the wall to consolidate the morning’s lessons and place some finishing touches on your segment.

Finish the day with a reviving drink and go home inspired and confident to tackle some of the ideas you have for your own home.

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However, it’s not much fun in wet weather!  Therefore, we will decide the day before if the weather looks dodgy, and you can reschedule or be refunded if it’s too wet.

I had a ball. And I’ve managed to avoid months – maybe even years – of trial and error to build my own dry stone wall.

Thanks Peta!


Thanks for the great dry stone wall workshop at Ashton Park yesterday. The whole day was brilliant including the gourmet food served by Peta and the skills and expertise of Simon and the team.

I will highly recommend the classes to anyone interested.

James, Moss Vale

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Ashton Park

6077 Illawarra Highway
Moss Vale NSW 2577
+ 61 427 203 402

Ashton Park Address in the heart of the Southern Highlands