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Traditional Hedge Laying for Beginners

  • hedge laying course, rural skills course, hedge workshop, do good in the country
    Hedge Laying in the Brecon Beacons
  • Gardening experience day hedge laying course
    Anyone can learn Hedge Laying
  • Learn to lay a hedge with our one day beginners course
    Rural Skills are great fun
Duration: 5 hours
Cause: Tools For Self Reliance
Location: Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Practical experience in traditional hedge-laying
  • Learn about hedgerow habitat and management
  • Improve identification skills of native hedgerow species
  • Great gardening experience day present

The Good Day Out

A course for complete beginners to traditional hedge-laying and those seeking to add to woodland management or landscape gardening skills, and a great present for garden lovers and rural skill enthusiasts. Learn about local methods and traditions of hedge-laying, traditional hand tools, natural history of hedgerows whilst receiving hands on experience of laying an actual hedge within the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons.
Traditional hedge-laying provides dense cover at ground level for livestock and wildlife, consolidating the network of fruiting ‘green corridors’ linking other habitats. Normally, hedge laying can be conducted between late October and early March whilst the hedging plants are dormant but please note that this activity is for small group bookings for a minimum of 4 people, but single participants can join in on most group days. Please enquire for other dates for autumn & winter 2017/8..

Food Included: No
Hands On Level: High
Fitness Level Required: Medium

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Need to Know

Not suitable for those under 16 years nor for anybody unable to move around easily on rough ground. You will remain in the open air throughout the day and participants should dress warmly and bring waterproofs and strong footwear. We will provide all tools and safety equipment needed (including gloves) but participants should bring their own hats and boots. Lunch not included, so please bring a packed lunch or enquire about this being provided for you with local produce.

The Good Cause

Tools For Self Reliance

Tools for Self Reliance logo
All Good Day Out activities and adventures help a good cause in some way. In this instance Tools For Self Reliance Cymru is the beneficiary. TFSR groups collect old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over the UK. They clean repair and sharpen them, and send tool kits and sewing machines to grass roots community groups in several African countries. At present TFSR Cymru concentrates it’s overseas efforts in Tanzania.

Reviews

Hi Julia, The experience was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it, learned a lot and I am now prepared and confident to take on my own hedge laying. When I get my pictures down loaded from phone I’ll send them to you. I believe Sam & Helena were pleased too (with the laid hedge) and are happy for me to go back in a few months to see and photo the fruits of our labour Thanks again and kind regards Ian
Ian R - Brecon
Hedge laying day out was excellent would recommend anyone to go on and do it. Thanks, Tom
Thomas W