RESIDENTS in Huddersfield have been trying their hand at drystone walling.
Paddock Community Forum invited the West Yorkshire Drystone Walling Association to give free demonstrations in the age-old skill.
The meetings aim to give volunteers the skills needed to help restore an old wall at Paddock Clough, which has deteriorated significantly over the past few years.
Improvements are also planned for the access into the clough from Lowergate, making it a more attractive and welcoming entrance.
The restoration work is run in partnership with Kirklees Environmental Alliance and is funded by the Big Lottery Breathing Places Fund.
The success of the sessions has led to further dates being organised on the Saturdays of March 29 and April 19, from 10am until 1pm.
Environmental Alliance spokesman Clare Christian said: “These additional taster sessions will not only equip people with new skills but they will also get us a step closer to returning the wall back to an attractive feature of the clough.”
Places are limited but can be confirmed by calling the Environmental Alliance on 01484 533422.
Participants are advised to wear steel toe-capped boots and strong gloves and bring a packed lunch. Some refreshments will be provided.