Walling Competitions

Walling competitions take place at different times of the year throughout the country. Some of the competitions have been running for many years and are almost legendary amongst the walling fraternity. The following list gives a flavour of the geographical spread of competitions. Further details can be obtained from the relevant organisers.  A list of dates for this year is available here.

Friends of the Lake District - 7 May 2016 https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/Event/annual-dry-stone-walling-competition
North Wales – Snowdonia Society – www.snowdonia-society.org.uk
Penrith Show - 23 July 2016 www.penrithshow.co.uk
South/West Yorkshire – 6 August 2016 Emley Show .  
South Wales –Vaynor Show - 13 August 2016 www.vaynorshow.co.uk
Lancashire –Trawden Show – 14 August 2016
www.trawdenshow.co.uk entry form here
Show - 18 August 2016 www.brough-show.org.uk
North Yorkshire – Kilnsey Show  www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/ydales/kilnseyshow
County Durham, Beamish Museum - Durham Hedgerow Partnership email:paulfoster@beamish.org.uk for further details or contact 0191 370 4036

Walling competitions are also held at the following agricultural shows and you should contact the relevant show secretary for further details:

Dentdale Show
Reeth Show (email enquiries@reethshow.co.uk). 

Some DSWA branches also organise competitions and details are given in the appropriate branch programmes.

If you know of other competitions that are not listed above, please let us have the contact details so we can help promote them too.

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