Countryside Ranger day: Hedge-laying

Try your hand at a new countryside skill, rejuvenating hedgerows for the local wildlife.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Using traditional tools like loppers, saws and billhooks, learn the art of hedge-laying with a hands on practical day. Learn about the traditional farming methods and how the practice benefits birds, bats, rabbits, insects and more.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01752 346585
Unfortunately this event is not suitable for children.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the rangers in Lower Halsdon farmyard. You can park on Halsdon Avenue then walk along to the farmyard (EX8 3DH)
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy footwear.
Walking across farmland, the fields can get uneven and muddy in places.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 November 2018 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Sue Beegan
Call 01752 346585

Upcoming events

Jurassic Paddle

Wed 05 Sep 2018
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Lop and chop! Family hedge-laying day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
Help the grownups with sawing, lopping and chopping to keep our hedges strong and healthy!

Countryside Ranger day: Hedge-laying

Tue 13 Nov 2018
Try your hand at a new countryside skill, rejuvenating hedgerows for the local wildlife.