Hedge-laying

South Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
Traditional hedge-laying
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Traditional hedge-laying Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates22 February 2020 to 29 February 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code20JTZ113
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Hedge-laying

Bring new life to old hedges in the Lake District.

Ever fancied having a go at hedgelaying? A well-laid hedge not only looks good but helps to encourage new growth and provides an important habitat for lots of small birds, mammals and insects. Using a combination of traditional hand tools and teamwork you’ll help to ensure there’s not only a lovely hedge for wildlife, but you’ll also have a great sense of satisfaction at the end.
You don’t need any previous experience, just a good level of fitness and a willingness to learn new skills. At the heart of the holiday there’s a strong commitment to a conservation purpose: recognising and protecting the special places and ways of working that define the Lake District.
 

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Facilities: garden, drying room.

Bedding: no bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: We provide safety boots, working waterproofs and work gloves. However, please note that we do not provide towels or any bedding so you will need to bring sleeping bags, pillows etc

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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