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Unfortunately we have no accommodation, but there some great places around to suit all budgets. We suggest:

Pub with rooms

Saxon Inn

(3 miles / 5 min drive)


Bushes Farm Caravan Park

(7 miles / 15 min drive)

Basic camping behind pub

The Plough

(3 miles / 5 min drive)

Bed & Breakfast


01747 812365

(1 mile / 3 min drive)


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Earth & Cob Ovens


earth and cob oven course at dcrs dorset centre for rural skills with rob buckley
Earth oven made on course

A one-day course with Rob Buckley building a working earth oven in the beautiful Blackmore Vale.

With a maximum of just eight people on the course, you will work together to build an earth cob oven on a plinth. During the day Rob will discuss different techniques for different earth mixes, so that you will have the skills to build one at home for yourself.

This day is also a good introductory day to working with earth as a building material.

The course includes delicious vegetarian lunch which is included is the cost.

Course cost

£95.00 to include lunch

Next course dates

  • unknown at this stage, do contact us if interested


Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, DT11 8RA


Please contact us to request a place on a course, or register your interest.



DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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