"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, 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.

until 18th February >>

Upcoming Courses

Willow Garden Structures - Beginners (COURSE FULL)
21st February 2016 - Old Prison, Northleach, Gloucestershire
Come along and enjoy making some beautiful and useful structures for your garden.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style)
5th March 2016 - 6th March 2016 - Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Introduction to Horse Logging
5th March 2016 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
A chance to gain practical experience of traditional horse logging and woodland management within the Cotswolds AONB
Woodland Coppicing
6th March 2016 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
Suitable for anybody with little or no experience of coppicing.
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Latest News

Annabel's Wall
Annabel's Wall
1st December 2015
After attending a dry-stone walling course in May 2015, Annabel decided to put her new found skills into practise and build her own dry-stone wall.
New Cotswolds rural grants programme opens for business
Battle for prestigious North Cotswolds Hedgelaying trophy
New Vacancies - Programme Assistant / Administration Assistant

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