Walling in sight of Moel Siabod

In sight of Moel Siabod

Members in North Wales held a taster course at the Field Studies Centre – Rhyd Y Creuau in the Eryri National Park. The taster course was run by DSWA qualified instructors Colin and Barney who welcomed the seven participants to the course. The course was visited by member Jamie who had traveled up from South Wales for the ‘hwyl’.

The back drop of the course was the view of the magnificent Moel Siabod, which could be seen from the site of the course held in the garden allotment within the grounds of the centre.

After a tool talk and safety briefing, the attendees began the process of stripping out the existing wall. Steady progress was made through the morning and with welcome tea breaks for accompanied cake, the finished strip out was achieved.

Members welcomed a flying visit from National Chairman of the DSWA Mr Paul Clayton who had called in to offer encouragement and take the chance to listen to current members.

Paul Clayton with professional memberBarney Murray talking walling.

The weekend progressed well and with excellent food and refreshment from the FSC centre all attendees finished in good spirit. DSWA Wales also welcomed new member Adam who welcomed the branch back to Harlech for a members weekend!

An excellent weekend of ‘hwyl’ (fun) and ‘waliau’ (walling) with nice weather between the weeks of rain in 2024. Centre grounds manager Mr Godbert was very pleased with the finish and the FSC looks forward to the Branch returning for another successful weekend. Well done to all those who attended.