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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 »

DSWA Training Course Update June 2020

We hope to resume our training courses as soon as it is safe to do so and Government advice allows us to. The safety of participants and our Instructors has to be our main priority.  As you can appreciate, dry stone walling training is very “hands on” so we will need to put a number… 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 »

Job Vacancy – Training & Education Coordinator

The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) is seeking to appoint a Training & Education Coordinator to work within its small team of staff and volunteers as part of wider developments within the DSWA. The postholder will have responsibility for developing and expanding the existing training opportunities in dry stone walling as well as providing clear… 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 »

Wallathon at Reeth October 2019

Calling all wallers!   DSWA is hosting a Wallathon in Reeth, North Yorkshire over the weekend of 19th and 20th of October. Thousands of metres of dry stone walls have been destroyed following recent flooding and the farmers and landowers face the almost impossible task of repairing the damage.  We need wallers, helpers and anyone who… Read more »

New – Anniversary Book!

Now available, this new book produced to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the DSWA is crammed with over 100 stunning photographs of dry stone walls throughout the country.  See sales pages for more details. ISBN 978-0-9568458-2-5.