Dry stone walls

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Dry walls consist of stones which are stacked into the wall without use of mortar, concrete
or other binding agent. After uprooting trees and bushes on a particular plot of land, a lot
of stones remained, which hindered plowing or mowing. Therefore, the farmers dug up
and gathered the stones and used them to make a dry stone wall on the border of the plot,
which, if properly built, will last a long time.

The remains of a dry stone wall along the Grumble Bear Trail.

Dry stone walls have their own microclimate due to their shape and permeability. Flora and
fauna thus adapted to the lack of nutrients and temperature differences. Depending on the
exposure to the sun, the differences in temperature can be quite large.