Dry Stone Walls of Britain: Ancient Boundaries Still Defined by Stacked Stone Walls

Tractor Tales from Wales

Welsh wall builders sometimes call these small rounded stones pennau cwn (dog's heads) on account of their shape. Stones like this are the bane of every wall builder's working life, and it takes immense skill to make a tidy and secure wall using them. This neat example was photographed at a farm near Beddgelert, North Wales.
Welsh wall builders sometimes call these small rounded stones pennau cwn (dog's heads) on account of their shape. Stones like this are the bane of every wall builder's working life, and it takes immense skill to make a tidy and secure wall using them. This neat example was photographed at a farm near Beddgelert, North Wales.
Josephine Roberts