"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.

15% OFF Horse Logging & Woodland Coppicing
booked on/before 24th October 2016 >>

Upcoming Courses

Blacksmithing- Improvers - JUST 2 PLACES LEFT!
24th October 2016 - 25th October 2016 - Northleach
A chance to build on the skills learnt during the taster day and develop some of the more advanced techniques of this age old craft.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day **COURSE FULL**
30th October 2016 - Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Somerset Style)
5th November 2016 - 6th November 2016 - Sopworth, Wiltshire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Introduction to Horse Logging - 15% OFF NOW ONLY £84 !
12th November 2016 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
A chance to gain practical experience of traditional horse logging and woodland management within the Cotswolds AONB
Stone Carving - Beginners
12th November 2016 - 13th November 2016 - Northleach
A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch
Great shots on your iPhone or iPad
12th November 2016 - Cotswolds Discovery Centre, The Old Prison, Northleach
This workshop is designed to get the best out of your phone or tablet. These devices have great cameras with many advanced features, there is much to learn.
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