Cotswolds Dry Stone Walling Competition

Saturday 20/09/14 08:30 - 17:00

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Take part in or just enjoy watching this year's Cotswold Dry Stone Walling Competition

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park will be the venue once more for this year’s Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Open Dry-stone Walling Competition on Saturday 20 September.

Organised by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, in partnership with the Cotswolds branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA), the competition will see four classes of competitors - beginner pairs, novice, amateur and professional - vying for the prestigious walling trophy and up to £120 cash prize under the expert eyes of Master Craftsmen judges from the DSWA.

Depending on which class competitors enter, they will have to strip and rebuild a limited length of wall to the correct specification. The rules associated with the competition are strict with marks awarded for quality of foundations, cope stones, sides, middle filling, batter and straightness.

The draw for stints takes place from 8.45am with work completed at 4.15pm and prizes awarded at 4.30pm.

The Cotswold Farm Park was established by Adam’s father, Joe in 1971 and is now an award-winning visitor attraction, displaying over 50 breeds of farm animal, many of them rare or endangered. The Farm Park is open daily until December 21st.

Anyone wishing to enter the competition can do so by registering online at or by calling the Cotswolds Conservation Board on 01451 862000.