Following on from my last piece describing the DSWA Pinnacle award and One World Garden, for which I received my first Pinnacle award, I will this time describe the work at Brackenrigg in Cumbria for which I received a second Pinnacle Award. This project consisted of the construction of extensive boundary walls and garden features.
Finally I have got round to addressing the final part of the Dry Stone Walling Association’s Craftsman Certification Scheme, the Master Craftsman timed test.
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’s Master Craftsman Certificate is the highest qualification available in the craft of dry stone walling.
It is surprising how many times one sees steps that have not been constructed correctly; that is the risers have been built and then the tread is merely planted on top of them. This is not only bad practice but is aesthetically unattractive and gives the impression of inferior workmanship.