"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)
17th February 2020 - 18th February 2020 - Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Introduction to Horse Logging **COURSE FULL**
22nd February 2020 - East Ruggers Green Wood, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
A chance to gain practical experience of traditional horse logging and woodland management within the Cotswolds AONB.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
27th February 2020 - The Old Prison, Northleach
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Woodland Coppicing
29th February 2020 - Perrott's Brook, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BP
Suitable for anybody with little or no experience of coppicing.
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style) **COURSE FULL**
7th March 2020 - 8th March 2020 - Fosse Crosse, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
Hedgelaying - Beginners (Somerset Style)
11th March 2020 - 12th March 2020 - Westonbirt, Gloucestershire
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying
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