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Hurdle making courses and workshops across the UK. Learn how to use riven ash and hazel, along with other native timbers, to create hurdles, which are traditional woven fences and gates, and achieve that beautiful rustic look.

The course is based at Woodland Ways yard in beautiful SSSI woodland in Worcestershire. You will be guided by David Llewellyn, a full time woodsman who started his own business in 2001 making traditional woodland crafts. He has since developed his business to incorporate woodland management and forestry and is well respected locally fulfilling contracts for Wildlife Trusts, Natural England, The Environment Agency as well as many private customers. The course is run at the...
Hazel Hurdle Making - a one day fence making course Hurdles are traditional fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years, from animal enclosures to walls of houses. This course will give you a chance to learn with Alistair Hayhurst who is a master of this craft. Based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire Alistair sources his materials from sustainably managed woodlands, coppicing and harvesting the materials he uses during the...
Learn the ancient skill of weaving hazel into fence panels (hurdles) under the experienced guidance of Hertfordshire's champion hedge-layer Donato Cinicolo. We have six places for adults available at £40 each. . Donato has many years experience working in natural artisan crafts as well as being a photographer and film maker.
Next course on 12th November 2017
This course will teach you the traditional art of hurdle-making using riven Ash, harvested direct from Court Wood, in the grounds of the historic and beautiful Llanvihangel Court. Court wood is an 11 acre ancient woodland in the shadow of the magical Skirrid Mountain, managed entirely by the volunteers of the Crucorney Environmental Group. Your tutor for the day will be Mick Petts, a woodland sculptor and architect with over 40 years experience, who combines...
Next course on 4th February 2018
Willow Fencing & Hurdles Tutor: Richard King Create your own willow fencing and hurdles with Charlotte Blyth. What to Bring Strong boots or shoes Work gloves Old clothes or overalls Secateurs Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around...