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Introduction to Hedgelaying

About the course

This course gives the applicant an interesting opportunity to experience a traditional craft. The cutting through hedge stems and staking them to produce a low stock proof barrier, which will grow into a dense habitat for wildlife. The work will be on a variety of hedges on the Colleges farms and the locality.

Additional Information

As this is an outdoor course, warm clothing, boots and waterproofs may be needed.

All the tools needed are supplied except for thick gardening gloves. You will also need a packed lunch and refreshments.


Some applicants for this course may be eligible to apply for a Forestry Training Grant to cover these course fees. Please refer to the supplementary information tagged to this factsheet for further information. Please ensure you use the Forestry Training Fee rate NOT the headline booking rate (if different) when applying for the course or we will bill you for the additional amount. The amount for this course is £150.

If your grant is approved please email adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk. Do not apply for the course using the online application system.

Students examine the latest brood of hatchlings
Students examine the latest brood of hatchlings

Countryside Studies

The management of land for the conservation of flora and fauna, general recreation, environmental education and urban regeneration requires a blend of skills. These include an understanding of ecological principles, a sound knowledge of management and the practical ability to carry out conservation techniques – from river catchment systems to rural and coastal habitats.

Many job opportunities exist within the conservation, gamekeeping and commercial sectors, and as part of your progamme you will have the opportunity to develop countryside craft skills such as hedgelaying and drystone walling, useful for a range of future careers.

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