Date(s) - 18 Feb 2021 until 19 Feb 2021
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
A unique opportunity to spend two days developing your traditional hedge-laying skills with expert countryside craftsman Peter Drake.
You will learn the benefits and techniques of hedgerow management including singling and high pruning as well as laying. The principle aim is to give you as much ‘hands-on’ traditional hedge-laying experience as possible. The course will involve laying an established but newly planted hedge, never been laid before, mostly consisting of hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn, and filling in gaps with new tree saplings. We will be laying an approx 25-20 m hedge in the local Ceredigion style.
The hedge is a boundary hedge on a property just a mile or so from Denmark Farm. We will meet first at Denmark Farm to look at some different hedges, already laid and in different stages of development, around the nature reserve.
Peter will also cover health and safety and the basics of tool maintenance.
All tools and equipment will be provided. Please come dressed for cold and wet weather and bring a packed lunch and a flask.
NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.
- There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for at least 2m between all participants
- Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless exempt) whilst indoors
- Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
- There will be access to toilets and hand washing facilities
Tutor: Peter Drake
Fees: Waged participants – £95 / Students & Unwaged participants – £80
You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including, Willow Weaving Wool Basket, Willow Weaving Rope Coil Basket, Willow Weaving Pet Basket, Willow Cultivation & Management, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.