Hedge-layingSouth Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
- Dates22 February 2020 to 29 February 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code20JTZ113
- AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse
About Hedge-layingBring 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.