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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 COURSE FULL!
5th September 2015 - 6th September 2015 - Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Flax Making Workshop
5th September 2015 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A chance to learn the art of processing flax for spinning and weaving
Dry Stone Walling - Improvers
7th September 2015 - 8th September 2015 - 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.
Introduction to Scything (including BBQ lunch)
12th September 2015 - Friary, Bath
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required. BBQ LUNCH PROVIDED!
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