"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.

AUTUMN & WINTER COURSE DATES
We are currently working on our autumn and winter course dates,
including
hedgelaying, horse logging and coppicing
keep an eye on our web pages for dates as they appear.

Upcoming Courses

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation
29th September 2017 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Stone Carving - Beginners
30th September 2017 - 1st October 2017 - Northleach
A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch
Introduction to Weaving
7th October 2017 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the traditional Cotswold craft of Wool Weaving
Blacksmithing - Taster Day **COURSE FULL**
7th October 2017 - Northleach
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 **COURSE FULL**
7th October 2017 - 8th October 2017 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
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Latest News

Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Competition 2017
Entries are now being taken for the 2017 championship which will be held on Saturday 18th November at Workham Farm, Fifield, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6HS
Cotswolds Conservation Board reflects on the year looking after one of the nation's important landscapes
Cotswolds Farming Forum - Farming & the Cotswolds Landscape Post Brexit
JOB VACANCY: Finance & Administration Officer

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