"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

Hedgelaying - Beginners (Somerset Style)
18th February 2019 - 19th February 2019 - Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths to make a strap hinge.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style) **SPECIAL OFFER - £109**
23rd February 2019 - 24th February 2019 - Sopworth, Wiltshire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying.
Woodland Coppicing **COURSE CANCELLED**
23rd February 2019 - Ullen Wood, Gloucestershire
Suitable for anybody with little or no experience of coppicing.
A course for parents / carers and children, learning about the skill of blacksmithing in a friendly, accessible and above all fun way.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style) **COURSE CANCELLED**
2nd March 2019 - 3rd March 2019 - Workham Farm, Oxfordshire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
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