Hedge-layingSouth Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
- Dates9 February 2019 to 16 February 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code19JTZ105
- AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse
About Hedge-layingLearn how to bring new life to an established hedge, ensuring its future as both a boundary and a valuable habitat.
Hedge-laying 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.
Notes for guests
We have a full complement of Personal Protective Equipment PPE), so we provide safety boots, working waterproofs and gardening gloves.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
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