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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

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
11th August 2015 - 12th August 2015 - Naunton
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Introduction to Scything (including BBQ lunch)
25th August 2015 - Friary, Bath
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required. BBQ LUNCH INCLUDED!!!
LANTRA Accredited Level 1 (Initial) Dry-stone Walling Course - 5 DAY COURSE
29th August 2015 - 6th September 2015 - Burford, Oxfordshire
Accredited Dry-stone walling course suitable for those who have attended a Beginners course or have some experience of dry-stone walling.
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