Originally from Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. I now live near Schull, West Cork, in the southwest of Ireland, I first
got interested in stonework when I became interested in helping repair isolated stone structures on the North Yorkshire Moors.
I later learned drystone walling in the 1980's in Yorkshire. Upon moving to Ireland my interest has grown and I've worked
as a stone mason (as wallers are called here), built drystone walls, garden features, retaining walls and stone houses. Wherever
I go around the world I take my camera and capture pictures of interesting walls - well there interesting to me!
When not building walls I can normally be found hillwalking, canoeing, running or cycling, birdwatching, and in winter
hedgelaying. Or even reading the paper. I am one of only 7 qualified members of the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland.
(www.hedgelaying.ie) I'm probably the only Englishman to have laid hedges in England, Ireland and Holland (twice).
To visit the Drystone Walling Association website, click here
If you want to see more about me visit my blog here
To visit the Hedgelaying Association of Ireland, click here