"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**
24th August 2019 - 25th August 2019 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation **ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT**
28th August 2019 - Breakheart Quarry. Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6ER
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT**
31st August 2019 - 1st September 2019 - Estcourt Estate, Tetbury, Gloucs, GL8 8XF
Spend two days in the glorious Cotswolds landscape rebuilding a historic dry stone wall.
Dry Stone Walling - Beginners **COURSE FULL**
7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019 - Burford, Oxfordshire
This 2-day dry stone walling course is suitable for beginners with no experience.
Blacksmithing - Taster Day
7th September 2019 - VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
Spend a day learning about the skill of blacksmithing through practising the use of the tools and techniques used by blacksmiths.
Thatching - Taster Day
7th September 2019 - VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
Spend a day learning the age old art of straw thatching.
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