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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.

25/09/2021 Clawdd Walling 2 Days

Bethel, North Wales, Wales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/3eSwpXp

Clawdd walling involves setting stones end-on, like bookends, in an earth bank. They are often used in areas where the stone is not suitable for building a dry stone wall and where it is traditional, such as Cornwall and Devon.

Cost £85

25/09/2021 Dry stone walling - beginners 2 Days

Estcourt Estate, Tetbury, GL8 8XF, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

25/09/2021 Dry stone walling - beginners 2 Days

Lansdown, Bath, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

30/09/2021 Dry stone walling - beginners 2 Days

Jovial Foresters Nailsworth, GL6 0NH, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

07/10/2021 Dry Stone Walling - Beginners 2 Days

Stanway Stone Nayles' Barn, Cutsdean, Cheltneham GL54 5BU, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

Cost £110

16/10/2021 Beginners Walling Course 2 Days

Shepley nr. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association 01484 645401 brookgatecrafts16@virginmedia.com www.westyorkshiredswa.org.uk

Beginners walling course teaches the basic principles of dry stone walling.

23/10/2021 Dry Stone Walling - Beginners 2 Days

Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

Cost £110

20/11/2021 Dry Stone Walling - Beginners 2 Days

Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

Cost £110

27/11/2021 Hedgelaying 2 Days

Manor Farm, Sopworth, SN14 6PS, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3t41ESS

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

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.