Hedge-laying tasterWest Dorset, Dorset
- Dates2 February 2020 to 6 February 2020
- Holiday typeShort break
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code20ASZ105
- AccommodationStone Barrow
About Hedge-laying tasterLearn the art of hedgelaying from award-winning rangers.
Hedgelaying is an ancient rural skill that has been used to preserve Dorset hedgerows for centuries. A well-laid hedge not only keeps livestock in fields but maintains a thriving ecosystem and promotes traditional countryside skills. When you join this mid-week break, you’ll get a taster of how to do it properly, learning the basic skills behind this craft under the expert guidance of our award-winning rangers.
Working on hedgerows across the undulating Dorset countryside you could be tackling young hedges or taking on older ones, but you’ll always have rangers on hand to answer any questions you might have.
About the accommodation
Offering peace and tranquillity in a unique location. Situated in an elevated position on Stonebarrow Hill with magnificent views overlooking Lyme Bay and across to Golden Cap and Chesil Beach. As part of the Golden Cap Estate it offers access to over 25 miles of footpaths including the South West Coast Path. The basic accommodation has two bedrooms with bunk beds, lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. There is a garden area with picnic benches and a barbecue.
Facilities: garden, drying room.
Bedding: pillows, mattress cover and blankets provided.
Notes for guests
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.