Sporting Irish Water Spaniel Club

Club No 2056

Workshop on August 12th 2018


An invitation to a FREE workshop

open to members of the SIWSC & non-members who are interested in the working IWS

with Martyn Ford


The Glen, Earlswood. Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6RH, courtesy of Robin Michell Esq. (Tel 01291 650414)

Training:- all dogs and handlers will be briefly assessed. Training will be then be based on ability and experience, aiming to help improve all aspects of gundog work.


Please bring your own packed lunch. We will try and provide hot and cold drinks. Meet 9.30 a.m. for a 10.00 a.m. start. (Lunch approx. 1.00-200.) Aim to finish at 4.00 p.m.

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Any queries contact

Martyn 01633 416682 / 07719 490092 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Robin Mitchell,

The Glen, Earlswood. Nr Chepstow, Monmouthshire (Gwent), NP16 6RH.

Tel 01291 650414


Let the phone ring please, it’s a big house.  (NB Mobiles do not work at this location, Sat Nav does). Googlemap shows the house opposite for some reason.  Park to the side of the main drive or by the garages should you wish. Genuine 4x4 can go in the field at the entrance at the top of the hill, but it’s not completely straightforward.

Circa 15 mins, 10 miles:  From the M48 Old Severn Bridge, get off M48 at the first roundabout for Chepstow, take the third exit dual carriage way toward Chepstow, at the next roundabout turn left onto the A48 toward Newport, keep on this road to a small roundabout by the Empire Curry House, carry straight over and carry on until you go under a motorway bridge. Turn right in Crick towards Shirenewton (note the red outlined turn signs for a MoD site).  * * Drive straight through Shirenewton and take the second turn left to Earlswood, follow this road until you are30m beforethe end of it (you can see a T-junction coming up) after a bus stop take the left turn opposite West End Cottage front door and we are the 4thhouse on the right at the bottom of a sharp dip.   

Circa 25 mins, 14 miles:  From the M4 South Wales going East, get off at the A449 Monmouth/A48 Langstone roundabout and take the 2ndexit for the A48 East.  Follow this road through Langstone and Caerwent until you pass under a railway bridge at Crick.  Just after the railway bridge you will see a sign left to Shirenewton.  Take that left turn and proceed as above **.  NB You can take the road through Wentwood at Parc Seymour if you are brave, but its single track and often takes the same time as the easy route.

Circa 15 mins, approx. 6 miles: From the Midlands M5 and M50/A40/A449 link to South Wales, take the exit to Usk (Brynbuga) –the slip road curls tightly back on itself - and take a right turn on the B4235 to Chepstow .  Pass through Gwernesney and Llangwm and after a long straight climb a steep hill, after it has levelled out there is a fairly fast sharp s-bend and then a crossroads at Gaerllwyd with tall fir trees on the skyline as you approach, take the right turn at the crossroads to Shirenewton and then immediately right to Earlswood by the Chapel/cottage.  Go along that road for approx. 750m and take the first left and then immediately right opposite West End Cottage front door.  We are the fourth house on the right at the bottom of a sharp dip.