"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.

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Upcoming Courses

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners (COURSE FULL)
3rd May 2016 - 4th May 2016 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
How to use Flax to make twine/cordage
7th May 2016 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Come and learn how to make natural twine/cordage from flax
Preparing Flax for Spinning
7th May 2016 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Come and learn how to work flax and prepare flax for spinning
Lime Mortar - Beginners
14th May 2016 - 15th May 2016 - Ebworth Centre, Gloucestershire
Two day course gaining "hands-on" experience repairing and restorating an authentic 18th century Cotswold building using traditional lime mortar techniques
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