"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**
27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019 - Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
Spend a two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
A course for parents / carers and children, learning about the skill of blacksmithing in a friendly, accessible and above all fun way.
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**
11th May 2019 - 12th May 2019 - Lodge Park, Gloucestershire
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
14th May 2019 - Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Introduction to Scything
16th May 2019 - Discovery Centre, Northleach, Gloucestershire
Practical course that introduces the traditional skill of using a scythe. No prior experience required.
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