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Drystone Walls and Greenwood Crafts

Do you have a drystone wall to rebuild or a new wall in mind?

I’m a skilled drystone waller, with a strong portfolio of farm, domestic and feature walling for both public and private clients.  My pricing is competitive, and I have a small team of excellent wallers to call on for larger contracts. Recent references are readily available.

Please use the contact form below, or call Tom Handley on 01904 728695

Know someone who would benefit from reconnecting with nature through handicraft?

Some of my work is “Educational Woodcraft”, or “sloyd”.

I work with children, young people and adults to show what can be learned, achieved and discovered by going slowly, working diligently over time with tools and natural materials, and making useful things.

Successes have included:  a decade of woodcraft school in a bespoke forest garden for nursery children at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield; improved educational attainment for Keystage 2 pupils over one academic year at Cottingley Primary Academy; reducing NEET numbers through woodcraft and walling training for Barnsley Council, 2008 -2013.

For a range of case studies of our recent work, please get in touch.

Want to learn to carve a spoon?

I will be running regular sessions at my Escrick workshop and woodland carving sites throughout 2022. Bespoke days, outdoors, round a fire. Full weekend retreats with workshop and woodland access.  Or half days too, with small numbers.  All tools and wood provided.  Lunch by arrangement.  Overnight shepherd’s hut to rent, or six person laavu tent with woodstove.

Want help planting a new woodland?

Currently acting as a contracting agent for White Rose Forest, to assist in delivering The Northern Forest.  For further information on how to access significant funding to plant new woodlands in Yorkshire, head to https://whiteroseforest.org/get-involved/plant-trees-on-your-land/

Just complete the contact form below and we’ll get back to you!