Join the Friends of Waterton’s Wall for their upcoming Lime Mortar workshop!

This session will raise awareness of the importance of a Grade II listed wall that was built with the sole purpose of providing protection to wildlife within the parkland in Charles Waterton’s estate. This parkland is known to be the first nature reserve in the world!

This ‘taster session’ will serve to highlight the significance of the wall and create a platform to educate others in the knowledge and practical skills that are needed to carry out restoration work on the wall itself.

This workshop includes:

Introduction to Lime Mortar

  • A brief history of lime mortar

  • The importance / need for the use of lime mortar

  • A brief overview of the different types of lime mortar

  • The production of lime mortar (practical)

Working with Lime Mortar

  • A discussion on the current state of the wall and the various types of remedial work required to repair, protect and preserve the wall

  • Introduction to the various tools and how to use them

  • A demonstration of the various techniques

  • A chance for the volunteers to  ‘have a go’  at some of the more simple techniques

Find out more about the work of the Friends of Waterton’s Wall here.

This event is supported by a Culture Grant from Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Open

Tuesday : Open

Wednesday : Open

Thursday : Open

Friday : Open

Saturday : Open

Sunday : Open

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome

Venue Details

Find us at

Waterton Park Golf Club, Wakefield, WF2 6QL


07779 641655