"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.

25% OFF Dry Stone Walling IMPROVERS Courses
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Upcoming Courses

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
27th July 2016 - 28th July 2016 - Naunton
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
Stone Carving - Beginners
2nd August 2016 - 3rd August 2016 - Northleach
A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch
Blacksmithing Taster Day *COURSE FULL*
7th August 2016 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
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 (Retaining Walls) NOW ONLY £89!
9th August 2016 - 10th August 2016 - Naunton, Gloucestershire
This is a 2 day dry-stone walling course, ideal for people with little or no experience of dry stone walling and with an interest in building retaining walls
How to use Flax to make twine/cordage
12th August 2016 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Come and learn how to make natural twine/cordage from flax
Preparing Flax for Spinning
12th August 2016 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Come and learn how to work flax and prepare flax for spinning
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