Training

By paying for a course you agree to the terms and conditions below.

COURSES: Whilst some courses are run by members of DASH (and are longstanding, tried and tested) others are purely advertised on the DASH webpage, as it is felt they may be of interest to members. If you attend any of these advertised courses and they fall below your expectations, please contact us and we will look to remove them from the page. Courses advertised on the website, which have their own booking system, may well have their own T’s and C’s which you should make yourself familiar with.

Please read the following Terms and Conditions which apply to all courses booked through DASH: The courses offered take a considerable amount of time and effort for the tutors to put on – all of this is done alongside their “day jobs”. For this reason, there is often a minimum number of attendees required for the course to run. Booking sooner rather than later will enable us all to gauge at an early stage whether the course is likely to run or not – making life easier and less stressful for everyone involved – yourselves included!

Insurance cover is provided by each tutor/course provider at the level they have deemed appropriate. If you have any queries regarding a particular aspect of insurance, we will forward your query to the tutor.

Following an expression of interest in a course – To ensure a place is reserved, course payment needs to be made in advance, in full, to the account details sent. We will acknowledge that your place is confirmed once payment has been received. An email receipt can be sent if requested/required. Bookings are taken on a “first come, first served” basis. If the course is full, you will be informed and placed on a “waiting list”. If there is another date scheduled, you will also be offered that as an alternative. You will be emailed shortly before the course date - as a reminder and with any other information/directions required.

Cancellations – Cancellations received within 2 weeks of the course date will be refunded 50% of the course fee received. We are unable to refund cancellations received after this date or for “no shows”. Very occasionally a course must be cancelled/re-arranged due to unforeseen circumstances or if there are insufficient numbers to make running the course a viable option – if this is the case then a full refund will be offered or an alternative date. Your details will be held in confidence by DASH and will not be passed on to any third parties.


We have a busy calendar of courses ahead so please make a note of any you are interested in and if you wish to register your interest/book a place, contact me at training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

If no date is listed below please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk to be put on a waiting list.


Saturday 16th March 10am - 4pm
Soap Making Course with Clovelly Soap Company
Price: £60 (£40 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Clovelly
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Sunday 17th March 10am - 4pm
Introduction to Running Holiday Accommodation with Paul and Sian
Price: £65 (£45 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Brexworthy Farm and Holiday Cottages, Bradworthy EX22 7TR
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Saturday 6th April 10am - 4pm
Lambing for beginners with Gillian Dixon (DASH member)
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
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Saturday 8th June 10am - 4pm
Land Management with Gillian Dixon (DASH member)
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
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Saturday 22nd June 1pm - 5pm
Introduction to Smallholding with Gillian Dixon (DASH member)
Price: £40 (£20 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
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Saturday 6th July 10am - 4pm
Sheep Showing Course with Gillian Dixon (DASH member)
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
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Introduction to Pig Keeping with Ian & Maggie Todd (DASH member)
This course runs several times a year. Email to be put on the waiting list if interested and no date is currently set.
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Smallicombe Farm Northleigh, Colyton, near Honiton EX24 6BU Directions
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Sheep Keeping with Gillian Dixon (DASH member)
This course typically runs a couple of times a year - Autumn/Winter. Email to be put on the waiting list if interested and no date is currently set.
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Northlew, near Hatherleigh EX20 3PS
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Cattle Keeping with Sue Fildes
This course will run when 2 or more people are interested. Email to be put on the waiting list if interested and no date is currently set.
Price: £60 (£40 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Dartmouth TQ6 0JE
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Felted Flower Workshop with Lisa Hutchins
Various dates available throughout the year
Price: £45
Venue: The workshops take place on our farm between Bridestowe and Bratton Clovelly. EX20 4
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Wool Processing Workshop with Lisa Hutchins
These courses run regularly throughout the year.
Price: £40
Venue: The workshops take place on our farm between Bridestowe and Bratton Clovelly. EX20 4
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Introduction to Cider and Apple Juice Production with Ian and Lucy Scattergood (DASH member)
This course runs once a year - date dependent on the apple harvest - usually around October time. Email to be put on the waiting list if interested and no date is currently set.
Price: £85 (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Daisyland, Dulford, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2BY
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Traditional Rural Skills Training with Proper Edges
Price:
Venue: Various
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Bee Products - Putting them to good use with Clovelly Soap Company
October - exact date tbc
Price: £60 (£40 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Clovelly
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Goat Keeping for Beginners with Caz Steward (DASH member)
Dates will be arranged to suit, with interested parties.
Price: £85 for one person additional £65pp from the same household (£65 for your first DASH course booked in 2024 if you are a member)
Venue: Woolsery EX39
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Chainsaw training will not be available through DASH as the occasional user course that we ran in the past is no longer certified by NPTC.