Hedgelaying Course with John Shone
Hedgelaying for Beginners
On this 2 day course,ran on 18th &19th March, the 5 participants were given a brief introduction to this ancient craft; discovered the local methods and skills behind hedge-laying, used traditional hand tools and learnt about the natural history of hedgerows whilst receiving hands on experience of laying an actual hedge. The course was run by our own local experienced hedgelayer John Shone.
John practices the Midland style used mainly in this area. Tools used were axes and bill-hooks though some modern tools such as bow saws and loppers were used occasionally.
Please contact us if you are interested in booking a place in the Autumn. Prices are £75 for the 2 day course. Bursaries, for agricultural students, are available.
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