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The Great wall is finished!

The Great Wall of Corton – from a news piece sent out by the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership

Under the skilled tutelage of the Dorset Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association and EuCAN, a small army of volunteers has restored a prominent Ridgeway dry stone wall to its former glory. We were able to step in last year to help fund the completion of this 300m section of wall, begun in 2011, in a spectacular location on Corton Down next to the National Trail.  The final coping stones have now been put in place and the volunteers’ labour of love was featured in the Dorset Echo earlier this month.  Two of the volunteers have become so dedicated to the craft that they took a timed exam and passed their Level 1 qualification with flying colours.  Another volunteer has been brushing up her stone carving skills and created two date stones which mark the start and completion dates at either end of the wall.

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Barry with date stone

Date stone in completed wall

The story got a very good write up in the local paper The Dorset Echo:   DRY STONE WALL story for Dorset Echo

 Congratulations to the EuCAN Dorset Midweek Volunteers on a fantastic achievement!