About Experienced Dry Stone Waller (South Wales) staniforthdrystonewaller.com

Experienced in stone, heritage and conservation - its all in the name, Staniforth, from stony_ford or stoni -ffordd - Welsh 'way'. A professionally qualified waller with a LANTRA Intermediate Level 2 certificate as a dry stone waller. If you need a dry stone wall built or repaired - garden, lane or farm - look no further. In addition continuing a career as a Wales based media producer, university teacher and researcher in skills and training.

UNESCO recognises Dry Stone Walling as an Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • UNESCO Inscribes Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity;
  • Welcomes the initiative of the States Parties to present a widely practised technique that fully respects local conditions and highlights the common cultural meanings and functions of the element in all submitting States and commends the States Parties for submitting an exemplary file, prepared with the utmost care, which testifies to the spirit of the Convention in terms of international cooperation

Ogmore Vale Forest Wall Repairs

Fantastic opportunity for a long contract repairing a forest wall near Ogmore Vale – thanks to Ken for the introduction.  A hundred metres of repairs this year – cracking on.

The old wall is beautiful and the surrounding area on a cold and misty morning.

Success meeting LANTRA L2 Intermediate Dry Stone Wall & Instructor qualification

Great to be qualified L1 and L2 thanks to Ken Young, John Broadhead, Kath Wright, Alan Jones and DSWA support of Brian, John, Richard – financed in part by Welsh Government


Whacked after seven hours in the pouring rain I was accredited at LANTRA L2 Intermediate and as Instructor.  That’s 2.5m x 1.2m dry stone wall with cheekend, stripped down and rebuilt in 7 hours – a total of 5 tons of stone shifted – on your own. Assessed by Andrew Loudon and Sally Hodgson from England, meeting the rigorous DSWA/LANTRA qualification run by DSWA Welsh Branch in Libanus near Brecon on 16.09.2018.