Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest


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2017 dry stone wall maze open day. Will you be there next year?!

Firstly, thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help out with our maze open day for the first cohort of supporters who had bought a stone or attended a workshop.

It was a fabulous day and it was thrilling to see everyone discover their stone now it has been built into the maze. Everyone left with a smile on their face, even those who were unlucky enough to have booked their slot when the rain arrived at the end of the day!

Book your stone here http://drystonewallmaze.com/buy-a-stone/ and you’ll also get invited to view your stone in situ while the maze is under construction.

 

 


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Have you booked your workshop yet?

The Dry Stone Wall Maze is looking good in the spring sunshine. Here are some pictures of recently carved stones now built into the wall.

Book your workshop or order your stone here http://drystonewallmaze.com/buy-a-stone/

Carving workshops start 14th of May, there is one place left on the afternoon session.

21st May afternoon session now full, and the 9th of July afternoon session also full, but still room on all the morning sessions.

Hope to see you there!

 


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Bringing you up to speed with our a-maze-ing plans!

This week saw a planning meeting for the next steps for the maze that’s being built by local dry stone waller Mark Ellis in the heart of Dalby, which will become a legacy for locals and visitors to enjoy.

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The maze is an intricate build and needs over 4000 tonnes of suitable stone. It is being constructed in stages and how long it takes will be influenced by how quickly the funds can be raised and how kind the weather is! We hope the maze will be open to the public in 2019.

We have listed how you can help and how to get involved elsewhere, and the next few months will see the Friends focusing on fund- and awareness- raising. And next time you are at the Visitor Centre, please do take a moment to look at the new display that has been put in place.

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Stone carving at the maze

We had a lovely morning at the maze practicing our stone lettering skills with local artist Jennifer Tetlow. Everyone did amazingly well and there’s definitely some talent amongst us! Nice to think that our efforts will become part of the maze. And watch this space as there will be more opportunity to have a go as the maze construction continues.

Working by the maze

Working by the maze

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