"Beautiful location. Excellent instructors" - Alan (Burford, Oxfordshire)

 

Welcome to Cotswolds Rural Skills

The Cotswolds Rural Skills website is a one stop shop for  training courses and competitions in a wide range of rural skills and crafts throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. By working with local instructors, organisations, community groups and landowners we ensure that these courses are not only informative and practical but also make a noticeable and lasting contribution to the Cotswold landscape. So whether you want to try your hand at blacksmithing, stone carving, rebuild a 200 year old dry stone wall, or have a go at the ancient art of thatching, then one of these courses could be for you!  Booking online is easy just click on the course you're interested in, register and pay.

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Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Scything
2nd July 2016 - Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required.
Drawing and Painting the Cotswolds Lion Course with Artist Alexandra Woods
2nd July 2016 - Adam Henson's Cotswolds Farm Park, GL54 5UG
Enjoy the Cotswolds through observing and recording the outstanding natural beauty that it has to offer. Receive guidance, advice and encouragement from Cotswold artist and tutor, Alexandra Woods.
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
9th July 2016 - 10th July 2016 - Lansdown, Bath
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Drawing and Painting Capability Brown Landscape with Artist Alexandra Woods
16th July 2016 - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Enjoy the Cotswolds through observing and recording the outstanding natural beauty that it has to offer. Receive guidance, advice and encouragement from Cotswold artist and tutor, Alexandra Woods.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners *COURSE FULL*
27th July 2016 - 28th July 2016 - Naunton
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
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Latest News

Parts of the Cotswolds AONB ranked as one of the darkest areas in southern England
Cotswold Grassland Week returns
New 2016 Dry Stone Walling Competition
In 2016, we bring you the Best Cotswolds Dry-Stone Wall competition!
Hedgelaying Courses
Hedgelaying Courses
12th May 2016
Hedges can be seen all over the Cotswolds, but did you know about the important benefits that hedges bring to wildlife?

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