National Hedgelaying Society

NHLS Diary of Events and Courses

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March 2018
Thu 01
Fri 02
Sat 03

LWHLA ** CANCELLED ** Grand Prix Competition. Forest of Bowland


Sun 04
Mon 05

Hedgelaying Course (2 days)

Tue 06
Wed 07
Thu 08
Fri 09

CCB Hedgelaying Training Course (2 days)

Sat 10

BHHA ** POSTPONED ** "Skills of the Hills" Hedgelaying Competition

Friends of Ashington Community Woods Hedgelaying Match

Sun 11
Mon 12
Tue 13
Wed 14
Thu 15
Fri 16
Sat 17

Cotley Hunt Hedgelaying Competition

SEHLS Fun Hedgelaying Day

HOEHLG Improvers Day

Sun 18
Mon 19
Tue 20
Wed 21
Thu 22
Fri 23
Sat 24

WBHS Wrington & Burrington Hedging Match

Sun 25
Mon 26
Tue 27
Wed 28
Thu 29
Fri 30
Sat 31

Lancs. & Westmorland Hedge Laying Association

Date: 03 March 2018

Location: N/A


Further details from Ann Kendal on 01539 824276 or

National Hedgelaying Society

Date: 03 March 2018

Location: St Andrews Church Hall, Barnt Green, Birmingham B45 8NR

Start: 10:00

Dues to weather conditions the NHLS AGM has been postponed. The new date will be posted ASAP.

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Date: 05 March 2018

Location: North Yorkshire / Lancashire border yet to be confirmed

Start: 09:00, Finish: 16:30

Training Style: Lancs & Westmorland

Two day Introduction to basic hedge laying with Andrew Kirkwood.
This course is being subsidised through Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Aimed at people local to the Ingleborough area, although if places aren’t filled we can accept people from further afield.

For more information please contact Demelza at

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Cotswolds Conservation Board

Date: 09 March 2018

Location: Fosse Cross, Gloucestershire

Training Style: Midland

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Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

Date: 10 March 2018

Location: Cotley Farm, Wambrook, Chard TA30 3EP

Start: 09:00, Finish: 17:00

The "Skills of the Hills" is hedgelaying competition (Devon style) with many other activities and attractions included.

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Date: 10 March 2018

Location: Ashington Community Woods, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9JX


Contact David Boyson on 07771 721573 for details

Cotley Harriers

Date: 17 March 2018

Location: TBC

Devon style hedgelaying competition.

South of England Hedge Laying Society

Date: 17 March 2018

Location: TBA

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Heart of England Hedge Laying Group

Date: 17 March 2018

Location: Arnsby in Leicesteshire.

Training Style: Midland

Places on this course are limited.
For further details please contact Derrick Hale
Email: Phone 01332 761903/01335 370686
(Improvers - hedge layers with some experience - will have the opportunity to work on a one to one basis with very experienced hedge layers - the instructors have each won a National Championship regional style class or have won the Supreme Champion prize).

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Wrington & Burrington Hedging Society

Date: 24 March 2018

Location: Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Blagdon BS40 6LD

Start: 09:30, Finish: 15:30

North Somerset style hedgelaying competition.
This year also includes blade sheep shearing & sheep dog trials