Here at Velwell Orchard we use a variety of rural skills and country crafts on the land.

We also offer a range of services connected to rural skills including, dry stone walling, stone facing, scything, and cleft chestnut gate making, as well as advice and tuition in all of the above. See our website here.

We have forged a close connection to the Devon Rural Skills Trust whose aim it is to preserve ancient skills such as hedge laying and dry stone walling. We agree it’s really important to keep these skills alive and pass them on to future generations. You can find out more about the DRST and the courses they run here. To see some photos and read about the latest courses, check out their Skills Online magazine.