"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

Blacksmithing Improvers - Strap hinge forging **COURSE FULL**
22nd October 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 to make a strap hinge.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **NEW COURSE**
22nd October 2019 - 23rd October 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.
Woodland Coppicing
26th October 2019 - Perrott's Brook, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BP
Suitable for anybody with little or no experience of coppicing.
Blacksmithing - Parent / Carer and Child day **NEW COURSE**
29th October 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.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners
2nd November 2019 - 3rd November 2019 - Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing Improvers - Tongs forging **NEW COURSE**
5th November 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 to make a set of tongs.
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