Dry Stone Walling Association

Chatsworth 2017

A huge thanks to all those members, partners, families & friends who attended the Chatsworth Country Fair, making it a fantastic weekend. The commitment, hard work and enthusiasm of so many is truly outstanding and a credit to the Derbyshire branch. Everyone (too numerous to mention!) played a crucial role in supporting the event; setting up and organising equipment, hard work and attention to detail during the build, chatting to the public, and not forgetting the excellent back of house team keeping us fed and watered. Team work, camaraderie and a fun relaxed atmosphere was at the heart of the event throughout.

Looking forward to our 50th year in 2018!

Carl Hardman, Chair DSWA 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.YouTube Facebook Twitter

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

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.

Click here for details of dry stone walling courses for beginners in 2018.

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.

Click here for details of practice weekends for members in 2018.


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

Click here for details of dry stone walling demonstrations in 2017.

Monthly Meetings

The next monthly meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Near Buxton, SK17 9QJ www.peakpub.co.uk.