Youth Giving Time Volunteers go Drystone Walling

Youth Giving Time Youth Volunteers go to Nidderdale to repair damaged Dry Stone walls.

young people dry stone walling

This was the third visit by Leeds Young People working with Youth Giving Time Project which helps promote volunteering with Young people in Leeds.  

Ralph Berry who is the Youth Giving time Support Worker has brought several groups of Leeds young men and women out to Nidderdale  to be tutored by Tracey Blackwell a local Walling Tutor. The project is a partnership between Voluntary Action Leeds, Harrogate District Council and Leeds based Youth Charity, Youth Point.   This work supports  the work of  Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is repairing damaged walls and maintain the historic  character of the area and improving  access to the amazing countryside of Nidderdale. 

Ralph said, ‘we have seen incredible teamwork, learning and enjoyment in restoring these  historic wall as well as seeing valuable  traditional skills passed on to an new generation’.  

This project is seeing a range of Leeds based youth projects bring groups of young people to learn about the environment in Nidderdale, pick up new skills and to help restore these ancient dry stone walls that had fallen into disrepair over many years . 

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