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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

Hedgelaying - Beginners (Berkeley Style)
7th March 2015 - 8th March 2015 - Coaley, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Blacksmithing - Taster Day COURSE FULL!
15th March 2015 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
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
24th March 2015 - 25th March 2015 - Cotswold Farm Park
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
11th April 2015 - 12th April 2015 - Lansdown, Bath
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
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