This week the Rangers from the National Trust Croyde, Woolacombe and Morte Property held their annual Walling Workshop in Mortehoe despite 40mph gusts and horizontal rain… Ten enthusiastic members of the public from the local area and further a field attended the workshop as well as full time volunteers from the West Exmoor and Torridge areas of the North Devon Property. They didn’t just come for the views, company and weather… most had the intention of creating Devon Stone Faced Walls in their gardens and properties, all looking to take away skills and knowledge of stone shaping, courses, coins, back fills and capping. Now if any of those terms have puzzled you then you’ll have to come along to the Walling Workshop next year! The weather forecast wasn’t looking promising, with heavy rain and strong winds looking to put a stop to our efforts. After a few heavy showers and lots of ducking behind a completed wall the work commenced with the group laying foundations on the first day and completing a further 5 courses on an 8 metre section of Devon Stone Faced Bank on the second day. Everyone picked up the required skills very quickly and went home dusty, tired and wind blown but smiling and looking forward to getting stuck into their own walling projects.