NEWS | Fancy Learning Some New Rural Skills?


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With the return of Clarkson’s Farm for a second season, we’ve been watching, pleased to see that the slightly more humble, and dare I say, charming side of the controversial TV presenter-cum-farmer is still there. Could the show help to renew interest in rural skills?

Fancy Learning Some New Rural SkillsFancy Learning Some New Rural Skills

One of the shows most characterful personalities on the show however, is Gerald Cooper, the farms trusty Dry Stone Waller. 

In the Cotswolds with Cotswolds Hideaways you can now learn to make a dry stone wall on some of the counties most exclusive estates and remote sites with local partner Honeytstone Training

You’ll spend a full weekend in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside learning to build a dry stone wall from the foundation up, and leave having been guided through all the basics of traditional Cotswold dry stone walling.

Dates for 2023

  • 20/21 May
  • 24/25 June
  • 22/23 July
  • 9/10 September  

For those staying with Cotswolds Hideaways, they receive a 10% discount on the £145 fee for attending the 2 day course. 

The Cotswolds, along with Cornwall and Dorset all share something special in common. Not only that they are some of England’s most picture perfect hot spots and some of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, but they are all part of Hideaways’ growing Rural Skills Programme.  

In Cornwall you can learn to make a traditional Cornish Pasty with our partner Philleigh Way Cookery School.

Dates for 2023

  • 15th Feb
  • 15th March
  • 12th April
  • 17th May.

£55 for 4 hour course. 10% discount for Cornwall Hideaways guests In Dorset you can learn how to fossil hunt on the renowned Jurassic Coast with local expert Steve Etches, founder of The Etches Collection.

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