Hedgelaying at Shamley Bridge

We had a great two days of hedgelaying at Shamley Bridge near Hartland Point which was put on for members of the public and National Trust volunteers and luckily we had two days of good weather! Gregg the Ranger ran the course and showed us the tools, methods and techniques needed for laying a hedge.

Everyone paired up and began laying along the hedge at different points, and any hazel not used in the hedgelaying was saved for making sheep hurdles and some of the sycamore for carving.

Everyone seemed to get the hang of it really early on and as each section of layed hedge caught up with another it started to look really great.

On the second day Gregg also showed everyone some willow weaving with people making bird feeders and other small willow sculptures to take home with them.

Thanks to Gregg for a great two days!

Jez Anderson

Volunteer Ranger

Bideford Bay & Hartland

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