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Training Directory: Practical Countryside Skills Short Courses

drystone wall (image: Sue Rickhuss / Pixabay)

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.

14/07/2024 An Introduction to the Austrian Scythe 1 Day

Winchester, Land Lore Consulting 07745977403 rachel@landloreconsulting.com c-js.info/3xJBtbZ

10am - 4:30pm The course will include: Safe use Scythe parts and how to set up for different cutting situations Movement and technique Sharpening Peening using a jig Cutting different types of grassland Mowing, including as part of a team

Cost £85

18/07/2024 Advanced Drystone Dyking 2 Days

Harlaw Reservoir, Balerno, EH14 7BA, TCV Scotland 07483 045 704 t.burden@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/4ctU0bP

This advanced 2-day course will take you through the steps of rebuilding and repairing drystane dykes. You will learn how to build a dyke with a squeeze stile which is both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Cost £90

23/07/2024 Introduction to Drystone Dyking 2 Days

Harlaw Reservoir, Balerno, EH14 7BA, TCV Scotland 07483 045 704 t.burden@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3VKRtTw

This beginners 2-day course will take you through the steps of rebuilding and repairing drystane dykes. You will learn how to build a dyke which is both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Cost £80

27/07/2024 Dry Stone Walling for Beginners 2 Days

Plattwood Farm, Disley, Cheshire, DSWA Cheshire Branch 07415 107120 dswacheshire@gmail.com c-js.info/3I0STAH

Strip out a wall, sort stone, build first lift, throughstones, second lift and coping the final wall

Cost £125

10/08/2024 Training in the use, maintenance and joy of the Austrian scythe 1 Day

Egrove Park, Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Joy of Scything joyofscything.uk/

Practical introduction to the principles, techniques and maintenance of this eco-friendly, effective and versatile tool. Suitable for a range of experience levels, from complete beginners to those looking to improve. For more information or to discuss options, visit www.joyofscything.uk

Cost £70pp, plus £20 if kit hire required

05/10/2024 Dry Stone Walling for Beginners 2 Days

Werneth Low Country Park, Hyde, Cheshire, DSWA Cheshire Branch 07415 107120 dswacheshire@gmail.com c-js.info/3I0STAH

Strip out a wall, sort stone, build first lift, throughstones, second lift and coping the final wall

Cost £125

26/10/2024 Traditional Hedge Laying 2 Days

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PD, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre 01570493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk c-js.info/2ujBpPj

A unique opportunity to spend two days developing your traditional hedge-laying skills with expert countryside craftsman Peter Drake. You will learn the benefits and techniques of hedgerow management including singling and high pruning as well as laying.

Cost £130

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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