Practice Dates 2017

MonthDatesLocationStone TypeInstructor
January 2017   No Meeting This Month    
February 2017 25th and 26th Mulino Lodge Limestone Steve Hibbert
March 2017 25th and 26th Mulino Lodge Limestone Steve Hibbert
April 2017 22nd and 23rd High Ashes Farm Gritstone Carl Hardman
May 2017 20th and 21st Mulino Lodge Limestone Steve Hibbert
July 2017 (June Meeting) 1st and 2nd Cancelled    
July 2017 22nd and 23rd Bushey Heath Farm Limestone Carl Hardman
August 2017 19th and 20th Mulino Lodge Limestone Steve Hibbert
September 2017 23rd and 24th High Ashes Farm Gritstone Carl Hardman
October 2017 28th and 29th Handley Farm Gritstone Ray Mellor
November 2017 25th and 26th Mulino Lodge Limestone Steve Hibbert
December 2017   No Meeting This Month    


How To Book

Practice meetings are for DSWA members only. Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All members wishing to attend a practice weekend must pre-book by contacting the appropriate instructor directly as follows - Ray Mellor (07904 883902), Steve Hibbert (07975 534845) or Carl Hardman (07768 978846). Please make sure the instructor has noted your mobile number. From July 2015 there is no charge for members to attend practice weekends.

If you book a place and then cannot attend, please phone the instructor.

If the instructor needs to cancel the event, they will notify the members that have indicated they will attend via their mobile numbers.


What To Bring

The start and finish times are the same for all meetings, 9am to 4pm. You will need to bring with you strong footwear (preferably steel toecaps), gloves, waterproofs, packed lunch, drink and a smile. Click here for recommended glove types.

If you have any additional equipment of your own such as a shovel, mattock, walling hammer, lines, tape measure etc and it is convenient to bring these with you, then please do so. The instructor will check the suitability of any tools brought to site.


How to get there

Wherever possible, DDSWA signs or flags will be placed to indicate where to turn into the site.

Burrs Mount Farm is in Great Hucklow. Take the B6049 turn North East from the A623 and then turn right towards Great Hucklow. Look out for the DSWA signs. Postcode is SK17 8RF. The stone here is Sandstone.

Bushey Heath Farm is on Tideswell Moor. Look out for the DSWA sign. Postcode is SK17 8JE. The stone here is Limestone. http://busheyheathfarm.com/ 

Cowley Knoll Farm is in the village of Birchover. Look out for the DSWA sign. Postcode is DE4 2BH. The stone here is Gritstone.
Click here for the location of Cowley Knoll Farm

Handley Farm is at the end of a track south off Wilderbrook Lane in Shottle. Look out for the DSWA sign, the turning onto the track is close to a house opposite on Wilderbrook Lane. Postcode is DE56 2DT. The stone here is Gritstone. Click here for the location of Handley Farm, Shottle - the arrow shows the correct location of the farm, not as marked by text on Google maps.

High Ashes Farm - High Ashes Lane, Ashover, Chesterfield, S45 0LH

Mulino Lodge is on Agnes Meadow Lane, Kniveton. Look out for the DSWA signs at the turn off Kniveton Lane. Postcode is DE6 1JR. The stone here is Limestone.  http://www.mulinopods.co.uk/

The small print: For health and safety reasons these events have a limit of 12 attendees plus instructor. Would all attendees make sure they provide a mobile contact number when booking in case any days need to be cancelled at short notice.