Repointing the wall

The Goat Walk wall is listed grade II by Historic England. When the Trust took over the Goat Walk Land they took on responsiblity for the wall, which was in a poor condition. The severe gales in 2014, shortly before the purchase in 2015, did considerable damage to the walkway of the Goat Walk, though fortunately not to the wall. 


The Trust decided to repair the wall as a matter of urgency. Several of our volunteers worked with two professionals, with experience of lime mortar repointing, over a period of two weeks. Much of the work was completed in that time and the remainder was completed by Trust volunteers over the rest of the season, and in 2017, using their newly acquired skills