Hedge-laying in Upper WharfedaleUpper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire
- Dates21 February 2020 to 28 February 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code20GTZ112
- AccommodationTown Head Barn Bunkhouse
About Hedge-laying in Upper WharfedaleLearn traditional skills in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.
Ever fancied having a go at hedgelaying? There are lots of hedges that need your valuable assistance in the beautiful setting of Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before as you’ll be given all the training you need, including how to use tools safely.
You’ll be in rolling countryside with steep-sided valleys, vast heather-covered moorland hilltops and a patchwork of dry stone walls and barns. It can be wild and windswept one day and quiet and calm the next, so pack accordingly. Experienced rangers will be on hand to help all week.
About the accommodation
The accommodation is located on the edge of the village of Buckden and at the foot of 702m high Buckden Pike. It is a 200-year-old converted barn with a large living room with open views up to Wharfedale into Langstrothdale. It is an ‘upside down’ building with the living room, kitchen and one bunk room on the first floor and two bunk rooms and bathroom on the ground floor. Each bunk room has two bunk beds. One is en suite, the other two share a bathroom/toilet. Town Head Bunkhouse does not have a garden next to the building but there is a National Trust picnic area with a built-in barbecue just 100 yards away.
Facilities: drying room, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedding: pillows and mattress cover provided.
Notes for guests
What to bring: Wellies or sturdy boots. suitable outdoor clothing
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.