"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

Weaving in the Woods **NEW COURSE**
6th July 2019 - Ullen Wood, Gloucestershire
A practical insight into the traditional Cotswold craft of Wool Weaving, in an inspiring woodland setting
Blacksmithing Taster Day
6th July 2019 - VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
6th July 2019 - 7th July 2019 - 417 Bike Park, Crickley Hill Farm, Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. GL3 4SS
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Dry Stone Walling - Improvers **RETAINING WALL**
13th July 2019 - 14th July 2019 - 417 Bike Park, Crickley Hill Farm, Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. GL3 4SS
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
16th July 2019 - VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Grasslands and Meadow Plant Identification
17th July 2019 - Manor Farm, Sopworth, Wiltshire
A fantastic one day course focusing on basic identification of plants in grassland and meadow habitats, involving a combination of field identification and class-room learning
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