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Practical Countryside Skills

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.




Practical Countryside Skills

Typical courses include: drystone walling, hedging, coppicing etc. 

Practical training in using and maintaining machinery eg chainsaw and specialist dirving courses are on another page.

Courses looking at the theory behind and reasons for employing these practical techniques are another page.

First aid and health and safely type courses have a separate page.


January 2019

19/01/2019    Woodland Coppicing    1 Day

Ullen Wood, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/554/woodland-coppicing

During the day you will learn about this method of harvesting small areas of woodland. Various skills will be taught including some history, the benefits and uses of coppicing, identifying and extracting a range of coppice products and potential uses for harvested coppice. No experience is necessary.

Cost £59.00


19/01/2019    Lime Mortar - Beginners    2 Days

Hill Farm Barn, Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/648/lime-mortar-beginners

This two day course is for anyone wanting some "hands on" experience repairing and restoring a Cotswold building using lime mortar techniques. It is an intense course to repair the fabric of the building using different mixes and applications. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

Cost £120.00


19/01/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


25/01/2019    Stone Carving - Beginners    2 Days

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/632/stone-carving-beginners

Experience being creative and engaging by interacting with the medium of stone. Learn the basic techniques of stone carving. By the end you can expect to have completed a simple sculpture, whether it be a human face, your favourite animal, or something practical like a bowl. No previous experience necessary.

Cost £99.00


February 2019

09/02/2019    Hedgelaying     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn to lay a hedge in the traditional Derbyshire style, for the benefit of wildlife and the landscape.

Cost £78.00


09/02/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


16/02/2019    Hedgelaying    2 Days

Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ, Earth Trust. Contact: 01865 407792 admin@earthtrust.org.uk www.earthtrust.org.uk/events

A two-day practical course learning to lay a Midland style hedge, with expert Clive Leeke. For beginners and those looking to improve their skills. Book before 11 Jan and save £5.

Cost £80.00


16/02/2019    Lime Mortar - Beginners    2 Days

Hill Farm Barn, Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/649/lime-mortar-beginners

This two day course is for anyone wanting some "hands on" experience repairing and restoring a Cotswold building using lime mortar techniques. It is an intense course to repair the fabric of the building using different mixes and applications. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

Cost £120.00


18/02/2019    Hedgelaying - Beginners (Somerset Style)    2 Days

Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/642/hedgelaying-beginners-somerset-style

The art of hedgelaying has been part of the Cotswolds landscape for centuries. On this 2 day beginners course you will learn to: clear/prepare the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers, correctly use and maintain hedgelaying tools and the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners. No previous experience necessary.

Cost £130.00


22/02/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Lantra Level 2 Certificate     12 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Develop your existing dry stone walling skills by learning how to build a wall end to a high standard.

Cost £590.00


March 2019

09/03/2019    Hedgelaying - Beginners (Midlands Style)    2 Days

Fosse Cross, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/628/hedgelaying-beginners-midlands-style

The art of hedgelaying has been part of the Cotswolds landscape for centuries. On this 2 day beginners course you will learn to: clear/prepare the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers, correctly use and maintain hedgelaying tools and the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners. No previous experience necessary.

Cost £130.00


11/03/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Lantra Level 1 Certificate     10 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Gain the basic knowledge and skills to build and repair dry stone walls. Run over 10 Mondays and Tuesdays with the test on a Friday.

Cost £426.00


16/03/2019    Lime Mortar - Beginners    2 Days

Hill Farm Barn, Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/650/lime-mortar-beginners

This two day course is for anyone wanting some "hands on" experience repairing and restoring a Cotswold building using lime mortar techniques. It is an intense course to repair the fabric of the building using different mixes and applications. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

Cost £120.00


April 2019

06/04/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


20/04/2019    Taster day in dry stone walling    1 Day

Pensychnant Conwy, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com www.drystonewallingwales

A basic introduction to dry stone walling

Cost £30.00


May 2019

04/05/2019    Dry stone walling course    2 Days

Pensychnant Conwy, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

All aspects of dismantling and rebuilding a section of wall will be covered.

Cost £85.00


11/05/2019    Dry Stone Walling for Beginners    2 Days

TBC, Cheshire Branch Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: dswacheshire@gmail.com https://c-js.info/2zKL7vC

The Cheshire Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association offers a 2 day practical course teaching the ancient craft of dry stone walling. Over a weekend, you will learn how to take down a dry stone wall and rebuild it to a good standard.

Cost £unknown


11/05/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


18/05/2019    Lime Mortar - Beginners    2 Days

Hill Farm Barn, Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/652/lime-mortar-beginners

This two day course is for anyone wanting some "hands on" experience repairing and restoring a Cotswold building using lime mortar techniques. It is an intense course to repair the fabric of the building using different mixes and applications. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

Cost £120.00


18/05/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/654/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


25/05/2019    Learn To Scythe     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to use a scythe to manage vegetation including grass, weeds, bramble from the UK's leading scythe teacher

Cost £70.00


25/05/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/657/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


June 2019

01/06/2019    Taster day in dry stone walling     1 Day

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed , Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

A basic introduction to dry stone walling

Cost £30.00


01/06/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/645/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


29/06/2019    Dry stone walling course    2 Days

Pensychnant Conwy, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

Cost £85.00


July 2019

27/07/2019    Dry Stone Walling - High Walls     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to construct a high wall to a good standard. For experienced wallers to develop their skills.

Cost £91.00


27/07/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


August 2019

03/08/2019    Taster day in dry stone walling    1 Day

Pensychnant Conwy, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

All aspects of dismantling and rebuilding a section of wall will be covered.

Cost £30.00


24/08/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/658/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


31/08/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/644/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


September 2019

07/09/2019    Clawdd walling course    2 Days

Bethel near Caernarfon, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

A clawdd wall consists of stones set vertically in an earth bank (looking a bit like books on a shelf).

Cost £85.00


07/09/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/659/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


14/09/2019    Dry stone walling course    2 Days

Pensychnant Conwy, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com https://c-js.info/2PwocfU

All aspects of dismantling and rebuilding a section of wall will be covered.

Cost £85.00


21/09/2019    Dry Stone Walling for Beginners    2 Days

TBC, Cheshire Branch Dry Stone Walling Association. Contact: dswacheshire@gmail.com https://c-js.info/2zKL7vC

The Cheshire Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association offers a 2 day practical course teaching the ancient craft of dry stone walling. Over a weekend, you will learn how to take down a dry stone wall and rebuild it to a good standard.

Cost £unknown


21/09/2019    Dry Stone Walling - Beginners    2 Days

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/655/dry-stone-walling-beginners

You can expect to learn about: dismantling walls, stone sorting, laying foundations, building walls, adding through stones and copping stones, dressing the stone, different types of stone, the tools and more. You will be building a wall that will remain part of the Cotswolds landscape for the next 100-200 years!

Cost £99.00


21/09/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


October 2019

24/10/2019    Traditional Hedgelaying Workshop    2 Days

Epping Forest, Field Studies Council. Contact: 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This two-day workshop offers both theory and practical sessions on the non-mechanised method of hedgelaying in the South of England style (Participants can also bring jpegs of hedgerows they may need guidance with).

Cost £90.00


November 2019

16/11/2019    Dry Stone Walling     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Have a go at dry stone walling, the day involves repairing a gap in a dry stone wall, subject to site location and will vary from one location to another.

Cost £unknown


To Be Confirmed

TBC Introductory Horse Logging    5 Days

Chelmsford, British Horse Loggers. Contact: 01669 650117 julian@lanternside.net www.britishhorseloggers.org

Intensive introduction to horselogging. Participants learn the skills to be immediately useful in the wood. Can lead on to extended work experience scheme to prepare for self-employment. TBA March 2019

Cost £690.00


 


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