Author: Alison Shaw

Training & Education Co-ordinator

An exciting opportunity to work for the Dry Stone Walling Association as its Training & Education Co-ordinator is being advertised. Click here for further information

Potential Harmful/Scam email

We have been notified of a potential scam email that members may receive, pertaining to be from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Team, with a heading of “Important Message, Member Update” which asks recipients to click a Dropbox link of they no longer wish to be a member.  Please do not do… Read more »

DSWA 2022 Calendar

Our 2022 calendar is now available and would make an ideal gift.  A4 in size with half page photograph each month and space for notes each day.  Visit the DSWA on-line shop, sundry page to order or contact the office directly.

Rural Skills Hub announced

DSWA is delighted to have been awarded funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund and, working in partnership with the National Hedgelaying Society, plans to set up a new initiative to highlight the importance of traditional boundaries.  As part of the project a full-time Rural Skills Hub Coordinator post will also be created.  Read… Read more »

Craftsman Certification Scheme Test Days

A list of potential test days for 2021 is now available with the local contact for each site listed for anyone seeking to gain one of the accredited qualifications in dry stone walling. Test Days 2021 updated June 2021

The Wall – a day in the life of a Dry Stone Waller

The following link is to a short film made by Roland Arnison of Mallimak Media for an online TV Channel, Woodlands TV, featuring dry stone walling and one of the bursary trainees, Bo Bark, who joined the DSWA’s bursary training programme in 2018.

New Master Craftsman

Congratulations to Simon Morphet from High Bentham in Yorkshire who has become one of the youngest people to successfully achieve the Dry Stone Walling Association’s Master Craftsman qualification. Simon, who has been walling from a young age, has been working his way through the different levels of qualification to this final goal of becoming a Master… Read more »

New DSWA Merchandise

We have some new DSWA items now available.  If you are out for your daily exercise, you might want to take a small drink with you so our small 400ml aluminium water bottle with handy clip would be ideal.  Even though the days are stretching there can still be a nip in the air, which… Read more »

DSWA Coronavirus Advice

Given the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, the DSWA Trustee Board, following Government advice, is proposing that all DSWA activities are suspended until the end of June, with immediate effect. Not a decision that has been taken lightly but trust you will understand the reasons. Full details are on the news article… Read more »

Calling All Wallers!

Following the huge success of our 2019 Reeth Wallathon, we are working in conjunction with the Prince’s Countryside Fund and local landowners in preparation for next year’s event. Reeth Wallathon 2 will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2020 with the aim of rebuilding 250 metres of dry stone wall, which was destroyed in… Read more »