Hedge-laying for the future

Eskdale and Duddon, Cumbria
Ranger applying the finishing touches to a newly laid hedge
Ranger applying the finishing touches to a newly laid hedge

At-a-glance details

  • Dates9 November 2019 to 16 November 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19JTP263
  • AccommodationWasdale Annex Bunkhouse

About Hedge-laying for the future

Learn the traditional art of hedge-laying from our experienced rangers.

Spend a few days learning traditional Cumberland hedge-laying in the western Lakes. A well-laid hedge not only looks good but encourages new growth and provides an important habitat for small birds, mammals and insects, so it is a vital task that we undertake around every ten years. Using traditional hand tools, you will be doing the first lay of one of the hedges on the wonderfully wooded Nether Wasdale Estate. No previous experience is necessary, just a good level of fitness, a willingness to learn new skills and a sense of humour.

About the accommodation

The accommodation is spread over two floors consisting of a lounge/dining area with a log burner, a small kitchen and two areas consisting of five rooms. Outside you are 70 yards from the shore of Wastwater and there is plenty of outdoor and informal garden space. There is access to our boathouse and rowing boat less than a mile away. 

Notes for guests

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 9pm
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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