A drystone dyke around the boundary of a garden adds character and visual interest to a property. Features such as pillars, curves and varying heights can be incorporated adding to the distinctiveness.
Stone has many uses beyond the traditional drystone wall.
Drystone dykes have been used for hundreds of years to form field boundaries and the same benefits exist today. They provide shelter for animals, stand the test of time and are sustainable in every sense of the word. In Dumfries and Galloway, drystone dykes are very much part of the agricultural heritage of the area and can be seen criss-crossing the fields within our dairy farmland. Existing stone can be used to repair, gap and re-build lengths of dyke including Galloway dykes. Features such as bridges, lunkies and styles can be incorporated.