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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
10th October 2015 - 11th October 2015 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
Wool Weaving - Beginners
14th October 2015 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the traditional Cotswold craft of Wool Weaving
Woodland Coppicing
17th October 2015 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
Suitable for anybody with little or no experience of coppicing
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
20th October 2015 - 21st October 2015 - Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
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