Dry Stone Walling Association


Thanks to all for your continued and much valued support in 2022. 

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.

DDSWA is now on Instagram.


Our occasional video updates are available to view on our YouTube channel. Please click on the logo below.


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 - 2022

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 2022.

Practice Weekends for Members - 2022

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 2022.

Shows - 2022

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

Click here for details of dry stone walling demonstrations in 2022.

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.

The next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday 24th August 2022 at 7pm. Venue TBC.