This manual describes current methods for designing dike revetments of pitched blocks & block mattresses. The use of such revetments on river & canal banks is also considered briefly. Guidelines are discussed for preparing designs for new revetments; Methods are also given for checking existing revetments. The manual is aimed at the practical application of the result of basic research into block pitching. Pitched dike revetments include following revetments systems: Basalt & other natural rock; Concrete blocks & column & other small cement concrete elements; & Block mattresses.