Here, in the Cotswolds, everywhere you look there are miles and miles of stone walls made of local stone. In my opinion these walls, along with the rolling countryside, are what sets this region apart the rest of the country. Drystone walling is a craft that is, thankfully, still very much alive. One can easily be mistaken in thinking that these walls are easy to construct. On the contrary. A good waller will tell you that the little stones on the inside of the wall, especially supporting ‘pins’, are equally important as the stones that we see on the outside.
Walls can also be constructed using mortar that will, if built properly, last longer. A wall is only as strong as its foundation, after all.