"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.

Upcoming Courses

Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
23rd November 2019 - 24th November 2019 - Lodge Park, Gloucestershire
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing - Parent / Carer and Child day **NEW COURSE**
1st December 2019 - Cogges Manor Farm, Church Ln, Witney
A course for parents / carers and children, learning about the skill of blacksmithing in a friendly, accessible and above all fun way.
LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation **COURSE FULL**
6th December 2019 - The Inn at Fossebridge, Fossebridge, Gloucestershire
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
7th December 2019 - Cogges Manor Farm, Church Ln, Witney
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Somerset Style)
9th December 2019 - 10th December 2019 - Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
16th December 2019 - Cogges Manor Farm, Church Ln, Witney
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
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