devon hedgelaying course

Hedgelaying Courses

devon hedgelaying course

Our hedgelaying courses are held during the autumn and winter months of the year. We aim to run the courses on the first Saturday of each month. If the date clashes with other events then we occasionally move the course to a subsequent Saturday.

The course starts at nine thirty in the morning and finishes at about four o'clock in the afternoon. We break for lunch so you will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

The hedges we use belong to farmers around the village of Yarcombe in East Devon. The meeting point is usually Yarcombe village hall but we will contact you with all the location details and exact timings in the week prior to the course.

We can provide tools for the day or you are welcome to bring your own. A pair of stout gloves and a billhook is really all that is required although a pair of loppers and a pruning saw can be useful. We don't expect you to bring a chainsaw. It is much easier for us (from a safety point of view) if the use of chainsaws is restricted to the instructors.

devon hedgelaying course

Note that the weather plays a great part in scheduling these courses. If it is too wet then we postpone the course for safety reasons. If this happens we try to reschedule the course for the following Saturday if possible. It is important to supply a telephone number so we can contact you at short notice if this needs to happen.

(Also, please bear in mind that the courses are held in the Devon countryside and civilised toilet facilities are not usually available.)

The course costs £45 per person for the day and is payable when your booking is confirmed.

(See the craft course page for cancellation terms)

Course Dates for 2017/2018

devon hedgelaying course

Course Dates

Courses will run on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9th September 2017*
  • Saturday 7th October 2017
  • Saturday 4th November 2017
  • Saturday 2nd December 2017
  • Saturday 6th January 2018
  • Saturday 3rd February 2018

*Note the September 9th course will be held near Cullompton rather than being centred on Yarcombe.

Booking

To book a course either fill in the online booking form or, if you prefer you can contact us by email at hedgecourses@bhha.info.

We do gift vouchers for our hedgelaying courses as well - just send us an email if you are interested.

Enquiries

If you have any other question about the hedgelaying courses please fill in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternately, if you prefer, you can talk to George Pidgeon directly and book over the telephone.

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Photos

One of the attendees on a recent course - Michael Bloys has posted these photos on Flickr.

Here are a few more photographs taken on training courses:





...and some for a year or so back:


Affiliated to the National Hedgelaying Society