Dry Stone Walling Association

New 2021 beginners course dates now available!

Meetings and members practice weekends cancelled for 2020. New schedule for 2021 out soon.  

Thanks to all for your continued and much valued support throughout 2020. 

Carl Hardman, Chair, DDSWA


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. The Derbyshire branch officers are: Carl Hardman, Chair, 07768 978846, Trevor Wragg, Vice Chair, 07702 925309, Jon Earnshaw, Secretary, 07879 673450 and Alan Malia, Treasurer, 07974 508223.

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

Mind - Derbyshire DSWA supports Mind, the mental health charity. Mind can support you if you are experiencing mental health problems, offer sources of support, and choices about treatment.

For further information visit www.mind.org.uk 

Dry Stone Walling Courses for Beginners - 2021 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.

Click here for details of dry stone walling courses for beginners in 2021.

Practice Weekends for Members - 2021 dates available soon

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 2021.

Shows - Suspended until further notice

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

Click here for details of dry stone walling demonstrations in 2021.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are normally held at 7pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Near Buxton, SK17 9QJ www.peakpub.co.uk.

Corona Virus: Please note all courses, meetings and branch events are cancelled for 2020. We will update you when we have further information. Our monthly video updates can be viewed by clicking on the YouTube logo above.