"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.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

Introduction to Scything on 31st May 2017

Upcoming Courses

Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Introduction to Scything *10% OFF NOW ONLY £67.50*
31st May 2017 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
3rd June 2017 - 4th June 2017 - Sherborne, Gloucestershire
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing Taster Day **COURSE FULL**
10th June 2017 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Spoon Carving **COURSE FULL**
17th June 2017 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Spend a day learning about the age old craft of green woodworking...and make you own spoon in the process!
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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