Forthcoming events

See our events calendar to find something that you are interested in, book a place or fill out an event feedback form.


Clay dabbin building drop-in

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a brand new Clay Dabbin building at RSPB Campfield Marsh. Clay Dabbin is the traditional type of building construction on the Solway, an ancient design replacing a lack of natural building stone. The method uses clay, grit and straw built up in layers with an oak frame and a heather thatch roof. Drop in anytime between 8.30 - 17.30 over the five days 30 May to 3 June to see what we are up to and even lend a hand in the construction yourself!  
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 08:30 to Friday, June 3, 2016 - 17:30
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
No booking required - just come along!

Clay dabbin building workshop

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a brand new Clay Dabbin building at RSPB Campfield Marsh. Clay Dabbin is the traditional type of building construction on the Solway, an ancient design replacing a lack of natural building stone. The method uses clay, grit and straw built up in layers with an oak frame and a heather thatch roof. Come and join us in a full day workshop, lending a hand in this construction project and finding out about the techniques used.  
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Meet: 
Solway Wetlands centre, RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
Booking essential

Contact info@solwaywetlands.org.uk or 016973 33055 to book your place.


Clay dabbin building drop-in

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a brand new Clay Dabbin building at RSPB Campfield Marsh. Clay Dabbin is the traditional type of building construction on the Solway, an ancient design replacing a lack of natural building stone. The method uses clay, grit and straw built up in layers with an oak frame and a heather thatch roof. Drop in anytime to see what we are up to and even lend a hand in the construction yourself!  
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 14:00 to 20:30
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
No booking required - just come along!

Clay dabbin building- drystone walling workshop

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a brand new Clay Dabbin building at RSPB Campfield Marsh. Clay Dabbin is the traditional type of building construction on the Solway, an ancient design replacing a lack of natural building stone. The method uses clay, grit and straw built up in layers with an oak frame and a heather thatch roof. Come and join us in a full day workshop learning the skills of drystone walling, used as the base of the clay dabbin building.   
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
Booking essential

To book your place, contact info@solwaywetlands.org.uk or 016973 33055.


Clay dabbin building- heather thatching workshop

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a brand new Clay Dabbin building at RSPB Campfield Marsh. Clay Dabbin is the traditional type of building construction on the Solway, an ancient design replacing a lack of natural building stone. The method uses clay, grit and straw built up in layers with an oak frame and a heather thatch roof. Come and join us in a full day workshop learning the skills of heather thatching.  
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
Booking essential

To booko your place contact info@solwaywetlands.org.uk or 016973 33055.


Clayfest

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership are hosting and supporting Clayfest, the Earth Build UK and Ireland (EBUKI) conference, on the Solway. Clayfest will run from 18th – 23rd July and information and bookings for the full event can be taken at http://www.ebuk.uk.com/clayfest-2016/. The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership has a number of bursaries available to attend the full Clayfest programme so please get in touch for more information.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00 to Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 17:00
This event involves some form of cost
Booking essential

For all enquiries and bookings see http://www.ebuk.uk.com/clayfest-2016


Clayfest- schools day

Open day for local schools- bring your class and get involved with all kinds of earth building construction activities.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
Booking essential

For information and bookings, contact info@solwaywetlands.org.uk or 016973 33055.


Clayfest- open day

Come along and see what we have been doing at Clayfest. Explore clay buildings from all over the world and have fun getting all ages involved with hands on activities. Dress for getting muddy!
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Meet: 
RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway, CA7 5AG
This event is FREE
No booking required - just come along!