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Workshop/Course, Sat 2 Feb 2019, £105

Hedge-Laying at Humble by Nature

Hedge-Laying at Humble by Nature

Hedge-Laying at Humble by Nature

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Humble By Nature,
Penallt,
Nr. Monmouth,
NP25 4RP

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Work alongside Farmer Tim and learn then ancient art of hedge-laying. In this hands-on hedge-laying course you’ll lay a hedge from start to finish, including:

-Preparing the ground.
-How to use the hedge-layers tool – a billhook – safely.
-Cutting wooden stakes and hazel bindings.
-The skilled art of ‘pleaching’ – slicing the stem of a tree just enough to keep it alive and make it supple enough to become part of the laid hedge.

Hedge-laying creates a living, natural boundary to a livestock field or garden. It’s the natural old-fashioned way to stock-proof your field for sheep or cattle. Using little more than a billhook, an experienced hedge-layer can create 20 metres of laid hedge in a day. The challenge is on to see how much you will lay!

Hedge-laying season and hedge-laying courses run from October to March so be prepared to get wet and muddy.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Sat 2 Feb 2019 10:00 to 16:00

Directions

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Map reference: SO 507089  Lat: 51.77722 Long: -2.71580

Humble by Nature is based just outside of Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Easily accessible, situated close to the M4, M5 and M50.

From the North, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye & M50

Take the A40 Southbound exiting at Monmouth, follow signposts to the B4293 directing you through two left turns towards Trellech/ Chepstow. After the series of bends the road straightens and at the top of the hill, with views on your right, take the first left hand turn, signposted towards Penallt. Continue for approximately 1 mile, taking the next available left - signposted 'The Craig/ No through rd'.

Humble by Nature is the first entrance on the left.

From the east, Bristol & the M4

Exiting the M4 towards Chepstow and the Old Severn Crossing, follow signposts along the A466 to Chepstow Racecourse. At the Racecourse take the first exit at the roundabout signposted B4293 to Devauden. Continue along this road passing through Devauden, Llanishen and Trelleck. Almost 3 miles after Trellech, with magnificent views on your left, take a sharp right signposted Penallt. Continue for approximately 1 mile, taking the next available left - signposted 'The Craig/ No through rd'.

Humble by Nature is the first entrance on the left.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups