National Hedgelaying Society

NHLS Diary of Events and Courses

(Click on any of the diary entries to see more details)

October 2017
Sun 01
Mon 02
Tue 03
Wed 04

Brailsford & District Annual Match

Thu 05
Fri 06
Sat 07

BHHA Hedgelaying Training Course

Burton District Ploughing Match

"Hedges & Hurdles" Hedgelaying Training Course (2 days)

LWHLA Hedgelaying Training Course

Sun 08
Mon 09
Tue 10
Wed 11
Thu 12
Fri 13

Durham Hedgelaying Competition

Cotesbach Hedgelaying Course (3 days)

Sat 14

SEHLS Hedgelaying Training Course

Sun 15

North East Hedgelaying Competition

Mon 16

CCB Hedgelaying Training Course (2 days)

Tue 17
Wed 18
Thu 19
Fri 20
Sat 21

DRST Hedgesteeping Competition

"Hedges & Hurdles" Hedgelaying Training Course (2 days)

Quorn Hunt Hedgelaying Competition

Sun 22
Mon 23
Tue 24
Wed 25
Thu 26
Fri 27

Cotesbach Hedgelaying Course (3 days)

Sat 28

NHLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sun 29
Mon 30
Tue 31

Brailsford & District Ploughing and Hedgecutting Society

Date: 04 October 2017

Location: School House Farm, Longford, Ashbourne DE6 3DR

For further details please contact Derrick Hale 01332 761903/01335 370686 d.hale054@btinternet.com.
Note that the Society will hold a 4 day hedgelaying course in November 2017

See www.brailsfordploughingmatch.org.uk/ for more details

Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

Date: 07 October 2017

Location: Yarcombe, East Devon

Start: 09:00, Finish: 16:00

Training Style: Devon

"Hands on" hedgelaying course in the Devon style.

See bhha.info/pg/hlc/main.aspx for more details

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society

Date: 07 October 2017

Location: Dunstall Farm, Fradley

See www.staffscountyshowground.co.uk/members-area/district-ploughing-and-hedge-laying-competitions/ for more details

Hedges & Hurdles

Date: 07 October 2017

Location: New Pond Farm, Reigate

Start: 09:00, Finish: 16:00

Training Style: South of England

Info

See www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedglaying-training-courses-tickets-34858886869?aff=es2 for more details

Lancs. & Westmorland Hedge Laying Association

Date: 07 October 2017

Location: Galgate, Lancashire

Training Style: Lancs & Westmorland

More info from Anne Kendal at clifford@beaconteam.org.uk

Durham Hedgerow Partnership

Date: 13 October 2017

Location: Woodlands Hall Farm, Knitsley, Consett, DH8 9EY

Winners in each class receive prize money and a trophy and 2nd-3rd places prize money. The competition is free to enter and has the following classes:
OPEN: Including anyone who makes a regular living from Hedgelaying
INTERMEDIATE: Anyone regarding themselves as a competent hedge layer but does not earn a living from Hedgelaying.
NOVICE: Anyone with some experience of Hedgelaying. Competitors in this section may choose to compete as a pair.

You can cut any style that you like provided that the finished hedge should be at least 3’ 6”high.

To enter please request an entry form from landscape@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 267 143

See www.durham.gov.uk/haw for more details

Cotesbach Estate

Date: 13 October 2017

Location: Cotesbach Estate near Lutterworth

Training Style: Midland

Info

Two day hedgelaying weekend (Fri Eve - Sunday) on the organic farmland at Cotesbach. Tutored by a professional NHLS accredited hedgelayer

South of England Hedge Laying Society

Date: 14 October 2017

Location: Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JN

Start: 08:30, Finish: 15:30

Training Style: South of England

Day 1 of 4 day course

See sehls.weebly.com for more details

Date: 15 October 2017

Location: Aydon White House, Matfen, Northumberland NE45 5PS

Contact: David Boyson on 07771 721573

Cotswolds Conservation Board

Date: 16 October 2017

Location: Sopworth, Wiltshire

Training Style: North Somerset

See www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/496/hedgelaying-beginners-somerset-style for more details

Devon Rural Skills Trust

Date: 21 October 2017

Location: East Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton

Start: 09:00, Finish: 17:00

Devon Style hedgesteeping (laying) competition

See www.drst.org.uk for more details

Hedges & Hurdles

Date: 21 October 2017

Location: New Pond Farm, Reigate

Start: 09:00, Finish: 16:00

Training Style: South of England

Info

See www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedglaying-training-courses-tickets-34858886869?aff=es2 for more details

Date: 21 October 2017

Location: Cream Gorse Farm, Gaddenby Lane, Kirby Bellies, Leics.

Further details from W Wright on 01152 913798 or
email ckey@talktalk.net

See www.quorn-hunt.co.uk/qhhedgelaying.html for more details

Cotesbach Estate

Date: 27 October 2017

Location: Cotesbach Estate near Lutterworth

Training Style: Midland

Info

Two day hedgelaying weekend (Fri Eve - Sunday) on the organic farmland at Cotesbach. Tutored by a professional NHLS accredited hedgelayer

National Hedgelaying Society

Date: 28 October 2017

Location: Stourhead, Wiltshire BA12 6QF

Start: 09:00, Finish: 17:30

National Hedgelaying Championship