"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.

New for 2018
If you enjoy nature and wildlife
check out our new Nature Courses & Workshops.
We will be adding to these course offerings over the coming months

Upcoming Courses

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
21st April 2018 - 22nd April 2018 - Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing Taster Day **COURSE FULL**
22nd April 2018 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Introduction to Weaving **COURSE FULL**
27th April 2018 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the traditional Cotswold craft of Wool Weaving
Stone Carving - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
28th April 2018 - 29th April 2018 - Northleach
A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch
28th April 2018 - Northleach
A fantastic one day course focussing on bird identification, involving a combination of field identification and class-room learning
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
3rd May 2018 - 4th May 2018 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
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Latest News

Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Competition 2017
Entries are now being taken for the 2017 championship which will be held on Saturday 18th November at Workham Farm, Fifield, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6HS
Cotswolds Conservation Board reflects on the year looking after one of the nation's important landscapes
Cotswolds Farming Forum - Farming & the Cotswolds Landscape Post Brexit
JOB VACANCY: Finance & Administration Officer

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