Introduction to Hedgelaying

05 March 2018 to 06 March 2018

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

Hedgelaying is an ancient traditional countryside craft with many different regional styles.It involves partially cutting through stems, laying them over and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier which then regrows from the base.

The basic principles of the cutting method are the same for all the regional styles, but the weaving, staking and presentation of the hedge differs between the regions. This reflects the differences in the agricultural systems and practices of the different parts of the country, whether 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: 5th - 6th  March 2018
  • 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 or Tel: 01729 825 132

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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Booking Details

For further course details and booking please visit Lowe Maintenance

Tel: 01729 825 132