Course Provider: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Contact Name: Sarah Green
Telephone: 01694 781307
Course Length: One day (9-4)
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Hedgelaying - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
The purpose of hedgelaying is to restore a hedge that has become sparse at the base, or has grown without being trimmed. Hedgelaying thickens a hedge therefore giving more shelter for livestock on farms and a habitat for nesting birds and wildlife. During this one-day introductory course, you will learn the techniques of hedgelaying and have a go at transforming a wild unkempt hedge into a growing boundary, using the tools of the trade.
Tutor: Dave Marpole
Dave Marpole was taught the craft of hedgelaying by his grandfather on the family farm. He now spends many weeks in the winter months laying hedges for farmers on stewardship schemes.
If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your course please enquire about reduced rate lunches and a discounted ticket to visit the working farm.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a
longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
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