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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
8th September 2014 - 9th September 2014 - Tetbury, Gloucestershire
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.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners COURSE FULL!
13th September 2014 - 14th September 2014 - Sherborne, Gloucestershire
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
LANTRA Level 1 (Initial) Dry-stone Walling Course
15th September 2014 - 20th September 2014 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Accredited Dry-stone walling course suitable for those who have attended a Beginners course or have some experience of dry-stone walling.
Charcoal Making
18th September 2014 - Coberley, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the ancient rural craft of charcoal making
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