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CPRE Hedgerow Heroes project

Traditional hedgelaying workshops 2023-24

We are running four 2-day and one 1-day hedge laying workshops for beginners this winter.
(The 1 day workshop is only eligible to people who've attended one our workshops previously.)

The 2-day workshops have now all completed for the season.


Some background on our hedgelaying trainer

Richard Clarke (from Really Rural) has over 20 years experience working in forestry and conservation and is a lecturer in Countryside Management 

On our workshops, trainees can get started on a traditional country skill that helps improve a hedge's structure and strength. A laid hedge provides a stock proof barrier, weather protection to crops, a corridor and shelter for wildlife.

On our workshops you will:

  • Learn about the history and benefits of hedgelaying 

  • Discover hedgelaying techniques and tools (including maintenance of hand tools)

  • Get hands-on hedgelaying practice (Midland/Border cross style - clear out deadwood, select and laying pleachers, trimming, staking and binding)


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