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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 - Improvers
25th October 2014 - 26th October 2014 - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
This is a 2 day dry-stone walling improvers course, ideal for people with some experience of dry stone walling or have attended one of the Board's Beginners courses.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day COURSE FULL!
26th October 2014 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style)
27th October 2014 - 28th October 2014 - Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Charcoal Making
1st November 2014 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the ancient rural craft of charcoal making
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