Holiday HedgingKedleston Hall, Derbyshire
- Dates8 February 2020 to 15 February 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code20ETZ107
- AccommodationHome Farm Bunkhouse
About Holiday HedgingRestore and improve hedgerows around the Kedleston estate.
Join the rangers on their mission to improve the hedgerows in the 800 acres of woods, pasture and parkland at Kedleston, which are also home to some of the oldest veteran trees in Derbyshire. These vitally important wildlife resources and corridors have been in decline, and the hedgerows need your help.
You’ll learn and then use the traditional craft of hedgelaying, as well as planting new hedge plants to thicken existing hedges, fill in gaps and improve their species diversity. There will also be time to try out some other bushcraft activities.
About the accommodation
Home Farm used to be the farm manager’s house for the Harpur Crewe family who ran the Calke Estate for many generations prior to the National Trust taking it on in the mid-1980s. This quiet setting gives good out-of-hours access to walks and encounters with the estate wildlife; badgers, deer and bats are all close neighbours. There is a large yard and grass area outside suitable for BBQs and games. Outdoor chairs and tables are provided. There is a well-equipped kitchen, four showers and storage radiators throughout. The nearest pub is a 2-mile walk through the park to Ticknall.
Facilities: garden, drying room.
Bedding: no bedding/linen provided.
Notes for guests
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.