Thursday, October 4, 2018

Shades of the Lake District

The Amherst Island Festival wall, built last weekend in Canada, is modelled after walls John Scott and I saw in the Lake District on a trip back in 2011. Rows of round 'beck stones' (river rock) are laid in double or triple courses with rows of flatter slate bringing the wall to flat at each new interval of height.

At Amherst, local surface granite fieldstone and flattish limestone was used. The final look is both not only tidy and stunning to look at it is also very structural.

Near Lansdale 

Near Elterwater 

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