Dry stone wall by happypat

Dry stone wall

A big feature of the countryside in Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire is the wonderful dry stone walling that separates each field.
An art that is still widely taught today with a Dry Stone Walling Society that gives demonstrations at agricultural shows.
These demonstrations always have groups of people watching how the wall develops & grows by the end of the day.
The art is to have a smooth flat surface on each side that is interlocked to make it strong....the two outsides are back filled with the smaller stones making a good strong wind proof wall.

Three good things:
1. A good old Sunday Roast dinner with the family.
2. A terrible wet morning turning into a lovely sunny afternoon.
3. Dry kindling wood.
Good to hear these old crafts are still being used and passed of for future generations.
May 3rd, 2015  
Great perspective, a super capture. Lovely landscape. These dry stone walls are an art in themselves. Fav!! 😃
May 3rd, 2015  
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Fav, Pat. Super capture.
May 3rd, 2015  
@swillinbillyflynn @carolmw @gijsje
Thank you all so much....I loved this photo so I am glad you like it too!
May 3rd, 2015  
I think I could build one now....
May 3rd, 2015  
Great perspective. Long live drystone walls ... great ecosystems.
May 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful pov looking along the wall in to the open countryside a fav
May 3rd, 2015  
I love these dry stone walls great leading line
May 3rd, 2015  
Great pov and leading line .-- I love to see these solid dry stone walls and I love to see them when I go up to N Wales ! They seem to make the place so tidy !
May 3rd, 2015  
such lovely countryside
May 3rd, 2015  
I love these walls .. we have some areas that have them over here but I have noticed that they are crumbling a bit so perhaps we have not got the experts anymore..
May 3rd, 2015  
You have just got to find those flat sided stones! They are great to see and contain the livestock well though I think some horses could jump over them!
Always like the Sunday roast! And on a sunny Sunday afternoon after the roast, a long walk over the fells! There I am getting carried away with words! I wish I had a fell to walk on!
May 3rd, 2015  
Lovely capture ..... was very glad it cleared up this afternoon! was at Brockholes! :)
May 3rd, 2015  
@willowdragon my word it did rain didn't it Al!
May 3rd, 2015  
@happypat I was watching the rain this morning thinking I was going to get soaked! not a drop whilst I was there though :)
May 3rd, 2015  
What superb composition!!! Love this shot. I have built little walls - not easy - this wall looks Sysiphian!! Well done, Pat!
May 3rd, 2015  
i love how you have shown the wall going on and on into the distance Pat
May 3rd, 2015  
Lovely leading lines
May 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful rural shot.
May 4th, 2015  
The fence that goes on and on
May 4th, 2015  
A great work of art. I love dry stone walls. David built one in the garden of one of our houses once when we had dug up lots of rocks and stones. He did a good job of it too. Typical engineer, always wants to have a go at anything.
May 4th, 2015  
This is a really lovely image - the line of the fence leads you into the distance and over the hill….
May 4th, 2015  
Beautiful shot Pat. We have mostly hedges round here but there is some dry stone walling especially higher up on the hills.
May 4th, 2015  
Beautiful capture, wonderful composition
May 4th, 2015  
Beautiful! Reminds me of my time in Ireland - sigh -.
May 4th, 2015  
Wonderful pov on this lovely landscape.
May 4th, 2015  
Fab pov with that line leading right along and into your shot. Love to see these amazing walls. Great landscape view fav.
May 4th, 2015  
Love the Dales!! A Fav
May 5th, 2015  
Fantastic capture of this work of art. So interesting to learn this. your pov and comp are wonderful and of course the textures are FAB!
May 7th, 2015  
Ah yes, wonderful shot Pat. Beautifully composed. Fav
May 7th, 2015  
living on a farm in Cumbria we have a lot of dry stone walls to keep up. they take a lot of work keeping them in order but I love to see them.
June 9th, 2015  
Very nice.
Leading lines doing a great job here!
June 29th, 2015  
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