Friends of the Lake District's annual dry stone walling competition took place at Mazonwath, Little Asby near Orton on Saturday 27th May.

Avoiding the thunder and lightning, thirteen wallers tested their skills against each other at Friends of the Lake District’s annual dry stone walling competition held at Mazonwath, Little Asby, near Orton on Saturday 27th May.

21 metres of wall were rebuilt, with Adam Clarke from Oldham being crowned Champion Waller, as well as winning the Professional Class.

Ruth Kirk, of Friends of the Lake District said:

“Inspiring a new generation to continue Cumbria’s heritage of rural skills is vital for conserving our historic and iconic dry stone walls. We’re sure our competition helps to encourage more young local farmers and countryside contractors to earn a living from managing the landscape.”

Competition Results:

Class 1 Professional

1st and Overall Winner - Adam Clarke: Oldham

2nd – George Allonby: Penrith

 3rd – Will Bell: Kendal

 Class 2 Amateur/Open

1st - Tom Swinhoe

2nd – Paul Gingell: Appleby

3rd – Bryn Wythes: Sedburgh

Class  3 Novice/Juniors

1st - Benedict Barnes

2nd - Peter McNaught : Ravenstonedale

3rd - Stuart Saunders: Crosby Garrett