"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
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Upcoming Courses

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 **COURSE FULL**
5th July 2018 - 6th July 2018 - Painswick, Gloucestershire
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
7th July 2018 - Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Introduction to Scything
11th July 2018 - Kingham Hill School, Oxfordshire
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners *COURSE FULL*
11th July 2018 - 12th July 2018 - Cotswold Farm Park
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **NEW COURSE**
14th July 2018 - 15th July 2018 - 417 Bike Park, Crickley Hill Farm, Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. GL3 4SS
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
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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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