Hedge-laying

South Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
Traditional hedge-laying
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Traditional hedge-laying The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates16 November 2019 to 23 November 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19JTZ268
  • 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.

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. 

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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