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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.

Upcoming Courses

LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) Dry-stone Walling Course - 3 DAY COURSE
18th July 2015 - 28th July 2015 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Accredited Dry-stone walling course suitable for those with Level 1 certificate + 6 months experience OR wallers with 2 years experience in the trade.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
18th July 2015 - 19th July 2015 - Lansdown, Bath
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day COURSE FULL!
25th July 2015 - Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
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