DRYSTONE walling company Dog with a Bone are offering taster sessions for anyone wanting to learn how to drystone wall.

The Saddleworth-based company has taught a small team of volunteers from Crompton based community group Friends of Crompton Moor how to restore many of the fallen walls in the area.

Bob Kenworthy from the group, who did a course recently said: "The training with Dog with a Bone was fantastic and we intend to pass on what we have learnt to a wider group.

"The walls around here are important not just historically but they also prevent the spread of wild fires. They also look a lot better when they are repaired.’

John Matthews from Dog with a Bone added: "We teamed up with Action Oldham this year to teach people who cannot afford such a course and for people who want to feel better, get outside and meet new people."

"Anyone who resonates with that should get in contact and soon as we train them up, the fee covered by the funding. This is an opportunity to have a go."

Anyone who wants to try the ancient and dying craft drystone walling should e-mail their contacrs to john@big-pic.co.uk or leave their details via 0161 234 0099. Places are strictly limited.

The taster session runs in Crompton on September 16th and September 18th 2019.