"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

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.
LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation
4th April 2019 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
6th April 2019 - 7th April 2019 - Lansdown, Bath
Spend a weekend in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Spoon Carving
6th April 2019 - Northleach, Gloucestershire
Spend a day learning about the age old craft of green woodworking...and make you own spoon in the process!
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
9th April 2019 - Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Stone Carving - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
13th April 2019 - 14th April 2019 - Northleach
A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch
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