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

  • Dates28 November 2020 to 5 December 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality8
  • Holiday code20JTZ253
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Hedge-laying

Learn how to bring new life to an established hedge, ensuring its future as both a boundary and a valuable habitat.

Hedgelaying is a task undertaken approximately every 10 years. A well laid hedge not only looks good but helps to encourage new growth and provides an important habitat for a wealth of small birds, mammals and insects. Using a combination of traditional hand tools and teamwork we’ll end up with a lovely hedge and a great sense of satisfaction. No previous experience necessary, just a good level of fitness and a willingness to learn new skills.

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, open fire/woodburner.

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 8pm
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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