Hedgelaying & Wildlife Related Links
Below are a selection of related web sites which may be of interest.
Devon Hedge Group
The Devon Hedge Group is a forum of organisations and individuals interested in working together to promote the appreciation
and conservation of hedges found across the county. Members of the Group represent the full range of interests associated with
hedges in Devon, including agriculture, the conservation of wildlife and landscape, and historical and cultural values.
National Hedgelaying Society
"Committed to conserving hedgerows through traditional skills". The society also organises the annual national hedgelaying
Hedgelink is the partnership that brings everyone interested in hedgerows together, to share knowledge and ideas, to encourage and inspire,
and to work with farmers and other land managers to conserve and enhance our hedgerow heritage.
Blackdown Hills AONB
The Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership is made up of local authorities, interest groups, national agencies and local
communities. This partnership comes together to ensure that the Blackdown Hills remains a healthy, living landscape for
Neroche is a Landscape Partnership Scheme on the northern ridge of the Blackdown Hills. The Scheme is working to protect and celebrate
the heritage of the area, and to provide opportunities for quiet enjoyment, education and training in countryside skills.
Devon Rural Skills Trust
Established in 1980 with a view to preserving traditional rural skills while the men and women who had practiced them are
still alive and able to pass them on.
The DRST also organise a popular "no-chainsaw" hedgelaying competition each year.
Devon Wildlife Trust
Somerset Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts are concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation in their counties. They are part of The
Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and the South West Wildlife Trusts.
Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG SouthWest)
The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) in the South West.
These sites are not directly related to hedgelaying and rural crafts but may also be of interest.
The Neroche Woodlanders are based in the Forestry Commission's Neroche Forest providing activities and education for all ages.
Blackdown Hills Woodland Association
The Blackdown Hills Woodland Association supports craftsmen and others involved in the woodland and timber industries. Their site contains
links to members of the association and suppliers of woodland services and products.
Wildside Experience is a small family business run by Richard and Alison Whiteside. They offer nature awareness and bushcraft training in East Devon and the Blackdown Hills
and offer a number of events aimed at communicating a love and awareness of nature through activities and experiences.
The Bulworthy Project
The Bulworthy Project is an experiment in low-impact living and working near Rackenford in North Devon. They run courses on charcoal burning and
other woodland activities.