Am I fit enough?
What sort of fitness is required ? It would be wrong to say there is no physical effort involved in bending and stretching and lifting stones into position. However there is an unwritten code within walling that no one lifts a stone that is beyond his or her capability; they always ask for help. This means a total absence of the "macho element" sometimes found in physical pursuit. It also means that individual effort becomes more collective in the completion of a project. In other words everyone helps one other, indeed it has been often remarked that our branch is a very friendly and open group to join and work with.
What do I need?
There are no special props or equipment needed. Simply turn up in a pair of stout boots, preferably with protective toe caps, some lunch, a pair of gardening gloves and clothing commensurate with our Scottish weather and you are ready to go. The basic tool kit consists of a walling hammer and one or two chisels – and an optional, fold-up chair can be nice but is not essential.