Introduction to Hedgelaying

04 December 2017 to 05 December 2017

A two day certificated course that will introduce you to the traditional skill of hedgelaying in the local regional style.

Hedgelaying involves partially cutting through stems, laying them over and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier which subsequently regrows from the base.

There are many different regional styles of hedgelaying. The basic principles of the cutting method are the same, but the weaving, staking and presentation of the hedge differs between the regional styles. This reflects the differences in the agricultural systems and practices of the different parts of Great Britain, whether for example it is a sheep rearing area, cattle rearing or even arable farming area.

The Hedgelaying season is from Mid-October to the end of March when the hedge-plants are in their dormant period.

  • Location: Lowe Maintenance, 18 Duke Street, Settle BD24 9DN
  • Course dates: 4-5 December 2017
  • Cost: £90 payable by candidate upon booking. Subsidised by the Stories in Stone scheme. 
  • Booking: For further course details and booking please visit Lowe Maintenance

This course is subsidised through Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project hereTerms and conditions apply to attend a subsidised course, please contact Lowe Maintenance for more information.

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For further course details and booking please visit Lowe Maintenance