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Training Directory: Practical Countryside Skills Short Courses

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Practical Countryside Skills  - Short Training Courses

 

Training in the practical aspects of countryside management techniques such as dry stone walling and hedge laying.

Courses looking at the theory behind these employing these techniques are another page.

Practical training in using and maintaining machinery e.g, chainsaw use, pesticide application and specialist driving courses are on another page.

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

15/01/2022 Hedgelaying 2 Days

Guiting Manor Farm, Guiting Power, GL54 5UX, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3Cu2P3l

You will learn to: clear/prepare the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers, fix stakes, correctly use and maintain hedge laying tools and the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners. In the Cotswolds, the most commonly used are the Midlands and Somerset styles, and it is these that we teach.

Cost £135

22/01/2022 Woodland Coppicing 1 Day

Voltaire's Wood, Nailsworth, GL6 9AL, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3ok1Lej

This is the method of periodically harvesting small areas of woodland, traditionally for a wide array of products. It encourages the re-growth of trees and shrubs. Learning: the skills of coppicing, using tools, a little of the history of woodland coppicing and the potential uses for harvested coppice.

Cost £65

07/02/2022 Hedgelaying 2 Days

Cranmore Farm, Tetbuty GL8 8PU, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3Cu2P3l

You will learn to: clear/prepare the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers, fix stakes, correctly use and maintain hedge laying tools and the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners. In the Cotswolds, the most commonly used are the Midlands and Somerset styles, and it is these that we teach.

Cost £135

19/02/2022 Hedgelaying 2 Days

Cranmore Farm, Tetbuty GL8 8PU, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3Cu2P3l

You will learn to: clear/prepare the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers, fix stakes, correctly use and maintain hedge laying tools and the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners. In the Cotswolds, the most commonly used are the Midlands and Somerset styles, and it is these that we teach.

Cost £135

23/04/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Pensychnant near Conwy North Wales, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will take a section of wall down, sort the stone out on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall back and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

23/04/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Pensychnant near Conwy North Wales, Wales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com

Participants will learn how to take a wall down and sort the stone on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

07/05/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will learn to take down a section of wall, sort the stone out on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

25/06/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will learn to take down a section of wall, sort the stone out on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

16/07/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will learn to take down a section of wall, sort the stone on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

27/08/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will learn to take down a section of wall, sort the stone on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

Ad Hoc Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands clare@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/38cYbKa

A comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS compliant scheme. Course resources will be released each Monday for delegates to work through. These will be supported by online discussion. Course Modules: What is ground preparation?; Site conditions & tree growth; Environmental guidance & legislation; ground preparation techniques; Matching ground preparation to the site; Case study reflections. The course is open and relevant to all involved or interested in tree planting (not limited to Cumbria). Available in March 2021 only!

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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