Welcome to the Dry Stone Walling Association

Welcome to the Dry Stone Walling Association’s (DSWA) website, which we hope you will find both informative and helpful.

The main aims of the Association are to promote a greater understanding and knowledge about the traditional craft of dry stone walling and to encourage the repair and maintenance of dry stone walls throughout the country.


The Dry Stone Walling Association has a network of branches across the country.  Each one organises a wide range of activities throughout the year, including training courses, practice days and demonstrations at local shows and events.




How do I join the DSWA?

See our Join Us page for the link to an application form which should be completed and returned to the DSWA office.


How can I pay for my

Either by Direct Debit or securely through Paypal on this website.


Where is my nearest branch?

See our Branches page on our website.


How do I book a dry stone
walling course?

Contact the local branch for beginner courses or the DSWA Office for residential courses. View more info on our Training Courses.


How do I find out about dry stone walling qualifications?

See our qualifications information.


Do you have any training manuals that I can buy?

See the Shop pages.


How do I find a dry stone waller in my area?

Use the Professional Register on the Contractors section of the website.