DRY STONE WALLING ASSOCIATION
CYMDEITHAS WALIAU CERRIG SYCHION

Canghennau Gogledd a De Cymru
North and South Wales Branches
This site is under development.  Subject to funding it will in due course be fully bilingual, Where a Welsh version is not available the button/link will take you to the English page,  Picture captions are in in English throughout - sorry.  These will  take time and money! Regularly updated pages such as NEWS are likely to have a considerable Welsh Language time lag.  If  you are able to help with translation or suggest/offer funding please contact the North Wales Branch - Details on North Wales Branch page.
Thanks to Cian LLewelyn for translations to date

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To preserve, improve and advance education in the craft of dry stone walling for the benefit of the public.

Gwarchod, gwella a hyrwyddo addysg am y grefft o godi waliau cerrig sych er lles y cyhoedd.
Welsh Branch joint activities
see News page
Corporate Members
The Dry Stone Walling Association was founded in 1968.  It is a national charity which aims to "preserve, improve and advance education in the craft of dry stone walling for the benefit of the public". The basic aims of the North & South Wales Branch reflect this, encouraging Waller's of all abilities, both professional and amateur, to improve the quality and quantity of their work and encouraging the repair and maintenance of existing walls rather than their destruction. Both Branches run a program of events, including training courses, displays and competitions. The current program, plus additional information, of each Branch can be seen by clicking on the link to the Branch. 

The North Wales Branch produces a magazine "Stonechat" originally 3 times a year, now more occasional.  This covers walling related topics.  Back copies can be downloaded in pdf format from the Stonechat button.

The DSWA produces a range of leaflets which can be downloaded from the Publications section.

Sefydlwyd Cymdeithas Waliau Cerrig Sychion (Dry Stone Walling Association, neu DSWA) yn 1968. Elusen genedlaethol yw'r Gymdeithas, gyda'r nod o "warchod, gwella a hyrwyddo addysg am y grefft o godi waliau cerrig sych er lles y cyhoedd". Mae amcanion sylfaenol Canghennau Gogledd a De Cymru yn adlewyrchu hyn, gan annog codwyr waliau o bob gallu, yn broffesiynol ac yn amatur, i wella safon a swm eu gwaith, a gan annog atgyweiriad a chynhaliaeth waliau yn hytrach na'u dinistriad. Cynhelir rhaglen o ddigwyddiadau gan y ddwy Gangen gan gynnwys cyrsiau hyfforddi, arddangosfeydd a chystadlaethau. Gellir gweld rhaglen bresennol pob cangen, yn ogystal gwybodaeth ychwanegol, trwy glicio ar ddolenni'r Canghennau.

Cynhyrchir cylchgrawn o'r enw Ar y Wal (gynt o'r enw Stonechat/Sgwrsio Cerrig) tair gwaith yn flynyddol gan Gangen Gogledd Cymru, sydd yn trafod pynciau yn ymwneud gwalio. Gellir lawrlwytho hen gyfrolau ar ffurf pdf trwy glicio ar y ddolen Stonechat.

Cynhyrchir ystod eang o daflenni gan y DSWA, a gellir eu lawrlwytho yn yr adran Cyhoeddiadau.


STONECHAT IS BACK

The popular North Wales Branch Magazine has returned and this time in full colour.
See the News Page for further details