Really Rural

Country Skills

Country crafts in the great outdoors

Country Skills Experiences

What could be better than a day spent in the countryside, learning country skills that allow you to connect with the natural environment. Really Rural’s qualified instructors aim to provide fun, outdoor learning experiences.  Our training covers a wide range of subjects from hedgelaying to hurdle making.

Same adventure …… different place

Our experienced instructors, can come to a venue of your choice and run Country Skills activities, for any size group and people of all ages.

What's included?

  • Pre-event planning
  • Hire of equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Qualified instructors
  • Tuition
  • Activities
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Insurance

Hedgelaying Course

Hedgelaying

A traditional country skill that helps improve a hedges structure and strength. The laid hedge can then provide a stock proof barrier, weather protection to crops and wildlife and screens to fields and gardens. This course runs between October and March when the sap has gone from the leaves and birds are not nesting. 

Duration: 1 day course (10 am – 4 pm)

Price: £80 per person

Note: If you have a hedge that needs laying, we can advise and help you lay your hedge.  Prices vary according to location and work required please contact us.

Country skills hurdle craft making

Green Woodworking Course

Green Woodworking


Hurdles are useful to cordon off parts of the garden from a variety of invaders, from the chickens to the children. Hurdles/trellis can be used as plant supports and their open structure means they will not block out the light – or the view! This course runs on demand.

Duration: 1 day course (10 am – 4 pm)

Price: £90 per person

Note: We also make cleft gate hurdles/trellis in a range of sizes please contact us if you wish us to hire or purchase.

Country skills bird and plant identification

Birds and Trees Identification Course

Tree and Bird Identification


Are you interested in learning how to identify tree and bird species?

We will look at key tree features – buds, twigs, bark and fruits/seeds and bird appearance and calls.  The courses will be a combination of class based activities and field-work

Duration: 1 day course (10 am – 4 pm)

Price: £65 per person

Country skills hedge laying

Contract Services

Contract Services


We offer an established countryside management service with qualified staff who have over 30 years experience.  We work with private homeowners and landowners, communities and local authorities.

Services include: 

  • Tree Maintenance (planting, pruning, thinning)
  • Hedgelaying
  • Fencing
  • Coppice Crafts (gate hurdles, woven hurdles)

Price: varies according to location and work required please contact us.

Country skills hurdles weaving willow

Bespoke

Bespoke


Each activity/event we organise is unique.  By utilising a variety of locations, urban and rural, indoors and out, we are able to cater for a diverse range of clientele.

Please get in touch:

  • for bespoke packages to suit your needs and budget
  • if your group size is smaller as we may still be able to accommodate you
  • for discounts for larger groups
Country skills woven fence

Boring but
important

 

  • Not suitable for children
  • All participating in an activity need to complete our activity waiver
  • You should not take part if you are suffering from health issues including but not limited to neck, arm, back or shoulder
  • For your safety, no jewellery or loose items can be worn
  • We recommend you wear warm outdoor clothing and suitable footwear eg walking boots or wellies
  • All bookings must be pre-booked
  • Payment in full at the time of the booking


For Families

Right on target

Are you looking for a fun activity to entertain family and friends? Then our Introductory Family Archery Experiences are for you!

Our fully instructed activity package, gives groups of 6 or more the chance to experience archery. Your instructor will teach you the correct way to handle a bow and arrow before you step up to the firing line to test your aim. There’ll be plenty of time for fun games along the way. Perfect for beginners and novices alike!

Duration: 1 – 3 hours (depending on group size)

Price from: £20 pp (min. group size 6)

Special Offer

Special Offer £99*

Have some family fun.

We can come and deliver mini archery to your family unit in your garden (if you have a suitable space of at least 10 m long).  All the family can participate, Mum, Dad and siblings. The soft arrows make archery accessible to all ability levels. We will instruct from 2 metres away and the equipment will be sanitised before and after the session.

*Special offer price: £99, for up to 90-minute archery session, for a family living within 20 miles of Bromyard (travel costs added, if we are required to travel further afield).