Operation Dry Stone

As part of the implementation of its management plan, the Syndicat Mixte (Joint Association) of the Grand Site de France(Big French Site): Conca d'Oru, Vignoble de Patrimonio (heritage vineyard) - Golfe de Saint-Florent developed a built agricultural heritage project called "Operation Dry Stone". 

Plans to enlarge Mallorca’s Dry Stone Route

The Council of Mallorca parliament has approved a modification of the Ruta de Pedra en Sec project, in the backbone of the Serra de Tramuntana.

The objective is to make this mountain area more accessible to the public, in addition to responding to the requests of several town villages to connect them with the Dry Stone Route, and to improve the quality of the route to increase hiker’s safety and its landscape and heritage interest.

Illustration Workshop - Life in Dry Stone Walls

The Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation is organising a workshop on the "Observation and drawing of life in dry stone walls: the flora and fauna of dry stone".

This workshop will take place on November 26 morning in Sóller, led by Miss Aina Bonner, local illustrator and scientific disseminator, who will introduce participants to the world of observation and drawing while discovering the flora and fauna of the dry stone retaining walls of Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

A new hiking refuge for the Dry Stone Route

Ruta de Pedra en Sec (Dry Stone Route) in Mallorca

Consell de Mallorca has inaugurated the Galatzó refuge with the assistance of several local authorities. This refuge is located in the Galatzó public estate, in the southern part of the Serra de Tramuntana, on the itinerary between Es Capdellà and Estellencs town villages.

Initiation Course to Dry Stone Walling

The Department of Sustainability and the Environment of Consell de Mallorca is organising from November 4 to 26, a new session of the Initiation Course to Dry Stone Walling.
As always, the objective is to bring the dry stone technique closer to the local people, through basic training in which 12 people learn to restore a retaining wall, from an experienced dry stone waller from the Consell de Mallorca.

Craftsman Certification Scheme  (UK)

A Series of UK recognised qualifications in dry stone walling 

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Craftsman Certification Scheme, run in conjunction with Lantra Awards, offers a series of nationally recognised qualifications in dry stone walling at Levels 1 (Initial), 2 (Intermediate) and 3 (Advanced).  Full details of the scheme are available in the Craftsman Certification Scheme booklet available on the DSWA website: www.dswa.org.uk

A major step towards the recognition of the dry stone trade in Spain

The Professional Qualification of Dry Stone Builder was officially approved in Spain last 24 November 2020. This qualification regulates the skills required for professional builders that they can acquire either by attending training courses or through work experience. This approval has been possible thanks to the task carried out by a Qualification Working Group at the state level, which included technicians and dry stone builders of Consell de Mallorca, who succeeded to define the Competence Units and the associated Training Modules.

Association DRAGODID, Croatia: 2020 yearly activities report

Needless to say, last year has been a challenge. We are happy and thankful that with all the obstacles, with some minor program adjustments, we managed to have a rich dry stone season. The association performed most of its activities thanks to the long-term volunteering of its members. Public activism in preserving cultural heritage is growing steadily and our outdoor activities additionally attracted their interest.