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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

Lime Mortar - Beginners
5th August 2014 - 6th August 2014 - Ebworth Centre, Gloucestershire
Two day course gaining "hands-on" experience repairing and restorating an authentic 18th century Cotswold building using traditional lime mortar techniques
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
9th August 2014 - 10th August 2014 - Naunton
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
Cotswold Tile Roofing - Beginners
9th August 2014 - 10th August 2014 - Naunton
Learn some of the techniques and skills of traditional Cotswold tile roofing. No experience required.
Thatching - Taster Day
19th August 2014 - Northleach
Spend a day practicing the age old art of straw thatching.
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