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Dry stone walling competition success

Friends of the Lake District’s Walling Competition winners 2017
Friends of the Lake District’s Walling Competition winners 2017

[F]riends of the Lake District’s annual dry stone walling competition took place at Mazon Wath, Little Asby near Orton on Saturday 27th May.

Avoiding the thunder and lightning, 13 wallers tested their skills against each other at Friends of the Lake District’s annual dry stone walling competition held at Mazonwath, Little Asby, near Orton on Saturday 27th May.

21 metres of wall were rebuilt, with Adam Clarke from Oldham being crowned Champion Waller, as well as winning the Professional Class.

Ruth Kirk, of Friends of the Lake District said: “Inspiring a new generation to continue Cumbria’s heritage of rural skills is vital for conserving our historic and iconic dry stone walls. We’re sure our competition helps to encourage more young local farmers and countryside contractors to earn a living from managing the landscape.”

Competition Results

Class 1 Professional

  • 1st and Overall Winner – Adam Clarke: Oldham
  • 2nd – George Allonby: Penrith
  • 3rd – Will Bell: Kendal

Class 2 Amateur/Open

  • 1st – Tom Swinhoe
  • 2nd – Paul Gingell: Appleby
  • 3rd – Bryn Wythes: Sedburg

Class  3 Novice/Juniors

  • 1st – Benedict Barnes
  • 2nd – Peter McNaught : Ravenstonedale
  • 3rd – Stuart Saunders: Crosby Garrett

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