Dry Stone Walling Association

Chatsworth Country Fair 2015

A sincere thanks to all of our members who gave up their valuable time to demonstrate walling at its best at this year's Chatsworth Country Fair, our members are a credit to the DSWA. A fabulous piece of work was produced in a friendly and fun atmosphere, and the team worked together throughout. Thanks also to the members of the public for their encouraging comments and tremendous support, always much appreciated. 

Carl Hardman, Chairman.

Click here to listen Carl's interview on BBC Radio Derby

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The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is a charitable organisation formed over 40 years ago to promote the craft of dry stone walling. The Derbyshire branch was established in 1982 and seeks to ensure that the best craftsmanship of the past is both preserved, and has a thriving future, by improving knowledge and understanding of this important part of Derbyshire's heritage. The Derbyshire branch also includes members in the neighbouring counties of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Facebook 

Click here for details of how to join the Dry Stone Walling Association.

Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners

We run a comprehensive training programme of dry stone walling courses for members of the public with little or no experience to 'have a go' at dry stone walling. Weekend courses run every month from March to November.

Click here for details of dry stone walling courses for beginners in 2016.

Practice Weekends for Members

For our members, we organise practice weekends to improve skill levels through evaluation by a qualified instructor. Different sites are used to gain experience on the different stone types native to Derbyshire.

Click here for details of practice weekends for members in 2016.


Our members regularly demonstrate the craft of walling at country shows throughout the region.

Click here for details of dry stone walling demonstrations in 2015.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings of the Derbyshire branch of the DSWA are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at The Boat Inn, Scarthin, Cromford, DE4 3QF, 01629 258083. All DSWA members are welcome to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 24th of February 2016 at 7.30pm.