Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners March 2018

Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Volunteer Training Centre

Address: Oakham Road

hedgelayingOn this 2 day course you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge.

The course is run by experienced hedge layer John Shone. For more details contact julia@rutlandwater.org.uk or simply fill in the booking form below to be sure of a place.

You will learn the old language associated with this art at the same time as laying your piece of hedgerow in the local Midland style.  You will be using mainly hand tools such as axes and bill-hooks though some modern tools such as bow saws and loppers may be used occasionally.

We will provide all the tools that you need but if you have any hedge-laying tools bring them along. They may be useful.

This is a very practical course so stout footwear and rough gardening clothes are recommended plus waterproofs. A peaked cap can be very useful too.

Bring your own refreshments including plenty of water to drink.

Please note: If the weather becomes particularly bad on either day and we judge it is unsafe to use the tools, the course may finish ahead of schedule.


This event is fully booked.

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  • To secure a place full payment must be provided
  • Cancellations must be made no later than 4 weeks before the start to obtain a refund.
  • If the course has to be cancelled you will be notified as soon as possible, and alternative arrangements or a refund made.

If you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions, please get in touch with us or phone 01572 770651 and we'll be glad to help.