EUROPEAN DRY STONE ROUTES

EUROPEAN DRY STONE NETWORK ASSOCIATION

EUROPEAN DRY STONE ROUTES

EUROPEAN DRY STONE NETWORK ASSOCIATION

EUROPEAN DRY STONE ROUTES

EUROPEAN DRY STONE NETWORK ASSOCIATION

EUROPEAN DRY STONE ROUTES

EUROPEAN DRY STONE NETWORK ASSOCIATION

We believe that travelling through dry stone landscapes, living in them and feeling part of them, is the key to preserving them. 

Latest News

Second REPS Annual Forum in Mallorca 

Second REPS Annual Forum in Mallorca 

The second REPS annual Forum was held in Mallorca on 18 & 19 April 2024, with the theme “Towards a European Drystone Cultural route:  The Art of dry stone walling, transfer of knowledge and techniques”. The first day was dedicated to the presentation of training...

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Mallorca Dry Stone Route Map Released

Mallorca Dry Stone Route Map Released

The new Dry Stone Route leaflet is now available.  The 244 km signposted paths help you to discover the landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana UNESCO World Heritage Site. The map can be downloaded here https://bit.ly/fulleto_gr221

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Fixing the winter damage

Fixing the winter damage

Each winter storms cause some damage to the Cally walls but we try to repair them as soon as possible, especially walls which are very visible to the general public. We have recently done repairs on the boundary wall leading into Gatehouse and on the Deer Park...

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About Us

The association European Dry Stone Network, created in 2018, is the result of a union of European partners aware of the need to safeguard and enhance our dry stone heritage in a sustainable and responsible way.

The association wants to set up a Europe-wide cultural route to promote rural landscapes containing conspicuous dry stone construction, as inscribed by UNESCO on the list of intangible cultural heritage in 2018.


The project is based on the idea that travelling through dry stone landscapes, living in them and feeling part of them, is the key to preserving them. The Association seeks to promote discovery tours, activities for children and young people, dry stone training, exchanges between dry stone builders, multidisciplinary scientific research activities, as well as the participation of local communities as a living part of the heritage.

Join Us

Why join the international association “European Dry Stone Network”?

Because your organization shares our objectives and our interest in the Council of Europe’s Cultural Routes programme.

The programme was launched in 1987 to demonstrate how the heritage of Europe’s different countries and cultures contributes to a living, shared cultural heritage. The routes act as channels for intercultural dialogue, fostering a better knowledge and understanding of European cultural identity, while preserving and enhancing natural and cultural heritage within a framework of sustainable and responsible social, economic and cultural development. 

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