Stones don’t move by themselves!

How long has it been since you last got your hands dirty? There are few things as satisfying as voluntary physical labour. Now you have the chance to participate in the restoration of walls and paved trails using traditional dry-stone-walling techniques.

Three good reasons

  • Make new friends
  • Work in wonderful open-air spaces
  • Know that your efforts will help preserve the cultural heritage of the region and make the world a better place to live in

Every year the Association Marques de Pastor chooses a section of one of the old trails used by the El Cinquè Llac route. The aim is to restore the dry-stone walls and paved trails using the same traditional techniques with which they were originally built.

The walls are not only vital physical supports for the old trails and earth banks but are also interesting micro-habitats for a great variety of plants and insects and a fundamental part of our landscape.

For five days two expert dry-stone wallers will share their knowledge with a group of volunteers and show them how to place and fix stones without mortar using age-old techniques. The day’s work begins at 9:00 and ends at 17:00, with a lunch break in between. After work at 18:00 visits to natural spaces, museums and local producers are programmed.

After the five days of work, the results are extraordinary in all senses and show just how closely linked this type of work is to all the ideals and meanings contained in the word ‘gratitude’.

Volunteer Week May 2020
The trail to Montsor

The Volunteer Week is a different way of spending your holidays and is all about lifting stones, building walls, laughing with new friends, sharing the satisfaction of a ‘good job well-done’, feeling part of something worthwhile, and being in touch with a land and its hundreds of years of history.

Dates: 25–29 May 2020
Place: municipality of La Pobla de Segur, Pallars Jussà

Special offer for volunteers

For volunteers who need bed and board, the Association has prepared an offer that includes:

  • 6 nights half-board (breakfast and dinner) in the chosen accommodation
  • 5 picnics
  • Insurance

You won’t have to worry about a thing.

Price of accommodation on El Cinquè Llac circuit

From 395 € per person

Price at a campsite

  • 209 € per person in a bungalow occupied by 6 people (2 double rooms + 2 beds in living area)
  • 233 € per person in a bungalow occupied by 4 people
  • 305 € per person in a bungalow occupied by 2 people

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