Diary Dates

5 May 2018 - Somerset Festival of Nature at Fyne Court, Broomfield, TA5 2EQ
Nature and conservation organisations from across Somerset will be kick-starting a month of wildlife fun, with activities including bird watching, bat walks and conservation skills. Event website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/912719b3-799d-4572-8aa6-49fbc1d61627/pages/details

19 May 2018 - Hedges, herbs and history at Yarcombe Village Hall
The humble hedge brings a surprising number of benefits to us and to nature. Delve into the wonderful world of hedgerows old and new: the techniques used to lay them, the wildlife found in and around them and the uses for the plants they sustain. Please wear sturdy shoes and outdoor clothing. Toilets and parking available at the village hall. The walk involves uneven ground and slopes, and it may be muddy underfoot. Suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over. Meet at Yarcombe Village Hall, Devon, EX14 9AD | Grid ref: ST 246 083 10am - 1pm Booking essential. Please click here to book online or call 01823 680 681

Hedge Group Meetings

Open to all - just let the Chair know you are coming. Heather Harley, on Tel: 01398 322277 or Email: HJHarley@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

All at 10:00 a.m.
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Competitions

National Hedge Laying Championships - See the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association site and http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/ for details of this year's competition.
2018 - National Hedgelaying Championship - Further details from the secretary: secretary@hedgelaying.org.uk

Somerset Hedge Group Photographic Competition 2018 - The competition has been deferred.

Shows

Blackdown Hills Hedge Event - 2016, "Skills of the Hills". Held in March 2016 and was very succesful.

Details on the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association site.

Training courses and workshops

Hedgerow crafts
Hedgerow house, green woodworking and traditional hurdles amongst many others. Details on the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association site. Contact Mrs Margaret Edwards, Burnt House Farm, Ham, Combe St Nicholas, Chard TA20 3HX Tel: 01460 234222

Somerset Rural Training :Tel. 01823 601438

Hedge laying course with George Pidgeon Tel. 01404 881634 and Henry Trott Tel. 01404 891219. Overday Farm (Blackdown Hills Hedge Association)
Details of new courses, as available.

Hedge Laying Courses at Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary
For more details or to book a place on future courses please call 01963 350143 or email enquiries@carymoor.org.uk

Free Hedgelaying courses: Liz Eley, Eley Angoras, Frome, Somerset
Contact Liz Eley, 01373 472312. E-mail: liz.eley@uwclub.net