INTRODUCTION TO HEDGE LAYING

SENCE VALLEY COUNTRY PARK, IBSTOCK, LE67 6NW

23rd and 24th November 2019

Top class demonstration and tuition from highly respected professionals

2 days of training for beginners who would like to learn the basics of hedge laying. You will have a chance to lay a length of hedge yourself in the Midland style.

Cost £75 including a deposit of £20 to secure one of the limited places. Run by Heart of England Hedge Laying Group in conjunction with Forestry England.

We will use solely hand tools, billhooks, saws and axes, which will be provided but feel free to bring your own as long as blades are sharp!

Deposits may be paid by cheque to Heart of England Hedge Laying Group and sent to Bill Piper, 31 Dorset Drive, Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6HU. We also accept payment by bank transfer to our account: Sort Code 77-68-21, account number 02731168. Please put your name as reference on the payment and email bill@billpiper.co.uk to book your place. Deposits are non-returnable in the event that you need to cancel but if we have to cancel then these will be returned.

Further details and instructions will be sent to participants nearer to the course.

Sence Valley Country Park is a largeForestry England site in The National Forest. The land was once an open cast mine. Another 100 acres have recently been purchased to celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Commission. The hedge that will be laid forms part of the boundary between the existing site and the new extension. It is along a public track and part was laid last year in a similar course. Being in the public eye it has attracted many favourable comments. We will attempt to match the high standards set last year.