Alas, all our hedgelaying courses for this season are now fully booked.
"Skills of the Hills" confirmed hedgelaying entries page started.
The Devon Hedge Group have a whizzy new web site - well worth a look.
We have a confirmed site for the 2016 "Skills of the Hills" event. See right…
Congratulations to the DRST who put on an excellent competition on Saturday despite atrocious weather.
The Open class was won by Richard Hooker, with Steve McCulloch second and Colin Clutterbuck third.
Sun 14th February
Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt Hedgelaying Competition. details…
Wed 9th March
Wrington & Burrington Hedging Match. details…
BHHA "Skills of the Hills".
Cotley Hunt Hedgelaying Competition. details…
The Association comprises an enthusiastic group of people working and living on the Blackdown Hills who are dedicated to preserving the craft of hedgelaying
and other related skills in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The aim of the Association is to do their utmost to preserve the rural skills associated with hedgerows.
We run training courses in hedgelaying and hedgerow crafts, attending local fairs and agricultural shows with a stand and demonstrations, and staging
the "Skills of the Hills" annual event.
The members of the BHHA regularly take part in hedgelaying competitions both in the South West and nationally.
One of our main activities during the winter season is running courses teaching the Devon style of hedgelaying. The BHHA course
is rightly celebrated as being one of the most "hands-on" courses you can go on with one experienced tutor to each pair of students laying their own section of hedge.
For more details and a schedule of next season's courses see the hedgelaying course pages.
Our craft courses and workshops are aimed at promoting and educating people about rural skills and crafts using materials from the hedgerow. We have
courses on making hedgerow chairs, hazel hurdles, and various types of traditional baskets. More information and course dates are on the craft courses page.
BHHA "Skills of the Hills" Event
The highlight of our year. It is the largest regional hedgelaying competition in the country and the second largest overall.
(only the National Championships are bigger).
With craft demonstrations, entertainment, and hot food & drink it is a day out for the whole family.
The 2015 event page has the results of the last competition and a gallery of photographs taken on the day.