Traditional Hedge-laying

Summary information

A unique opportunity to spend two days developing your traditional hedge-laying skills with expert countryside craftsman Peter Drake.
You will learn the benefits and techniques of hedgerow management including singling and high pruning as well as laying. The principle aim is to give you as much ‘hands-on’ traditional hedge-laying experience as possible. The course will involve laying an established but newly planted hedge, never been laid before, mostly consisting of hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn, and filling in gaps with new tree saplings. We will be laying an approx 25-20 m hedge in the local Ceredigion style.

The hedge is a boundary hedge on a property just a mile or so from Denmark Farm. We will meet first at Denmark Farm to look at some different hedges, already laid and in different stages of development, around the nature reserve.

Peter will also cover health and safety and the basics of tool maintenance.

All tools and equipment will be provided as well as plenty of hot drinks and biscuits. Please come dressed for cold and wet weather and bring a packed lunch.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01570 493 358
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Contact Name: 
Betws Bledrws LAMPETER Ceredigion SA48 8PB
Waged participants – £80 Students/Unwaged – £65
Contact name: 
Mara Morris
Dates and times
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Course commences 9.00am and finishes 4.30pm each day
27 February 2020 to 28 February 2020
Peter Drake
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