"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.

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Upcoming Courses

3 Day Painting & Drawing the Cotswolds Course with Artist Alexandra Woods
7th October 2016 - 9th October 2016 - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Enjoy the Cotswolds through observing and recording the outstanding natural beauty that it has to offer. Receive guidance, advice and encouragement from Cotswold artist and tutor, Alexandra Woods.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
8th October 2016 - 9th October 2016 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
Cotswold Tile Roofing - Taster Day
8th October 2016 - Naunton
Learn some of the techniques and skills of traditional Cotswold tile roofing. No experience required.
Introduction to Digital Photography
12th October 2016 - Cotswolds Discovery Centre, The Old Prison, Northleach
This workshop is designed for beginners wanting to understand more about photography and their digital camera, any camera type.
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
18th October 2016 - 19th October 2016 - Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
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