Dry Stone Walling Association - Derbyshire Branch
The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) is a charitable organisation that was founded in 1968. The Derbyshire branch was established in 1982 and includes members in the neighbouring counties of Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Our purpose is to advance education in the craft and heritage of dry stone walling for the public benefit. 2018 is our golden anniversary marking 50 years of the DSWA! Come and visit us at one of our shows held throughout Derbyshire this year.
Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners - 2018 dates now available
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.
Practice Weekends for Members - 2018 dates now available
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.
Our members regularly demonstrate the craft of walling at country shows throughout the region.
The next monthly meeting will be held at 7pm (note new start time) on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Near Buxton, SK17 9QJ www.peakpub.co.uk.