Dry Stone Walling Association

Chatsworth 2016

Thanks so much to all those who attended across the four days at Chatsworth 2016 to make it a truly special weekend - Carl Hardman, Chairman, DDSWA

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


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 South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Our purpose is to advance education in the craft and heritage of dry stone walling for the public benefit. 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 2017.

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 2017.


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

Click here for details of dry stone walling demonstrations in 2016.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings of the Derbyshire branch of the DSWA are normally 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 two meetings are on Wednesday 1st of March 2017 (February meeting) and Wednesday 29th of March, both at 7.30pm.