Training Courses

Restoring, transforming, enabling – in the countryside

Introduction to Hedgelaying

The Introduction to Hedgelaying course includes the following:  

– Assessing the hedge

– Choice of style

– Tools and sharpening (including health and safety)

– Lay your own section of hedge

– Aftercare

– Questions and answers

Training Courses Nationwide:



Hurdle Making

Austrian Scything

Wildflower Meadow Management

Traditional Building Skills


Dates and locations:

Saturday, 14th March 2020 – Horsenden Hill Farm, Perivale, West London
Please book through the Friends of Horsenden Hill Facebook page:
Address: Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North, Perivale UB6 7PQ

Saturday, 14th November 2020 – Waltham Place Farm, Maidenhead
To book, please contact or phone 01628 825517
Address: The Estate Office, Waltham Place, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3JH

Introduction to Austrian Scything

– How to set up the scythe

– Choice of blades for your own application

– Sharpening (and health and safety)

– Technique and stance

– Personal troubleshooting and observation

Bring your own scythe if you have one or use one of ours if you haven’t. 

Saturday, 18th July 2020 – Kidmore End, Oxfordshire (Price £70, including light refreshments)
To book, please contact me direct on:
Address: The Old Farmyard, Kidmore End, Oxon RG4 9AX


Get in touch

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22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN


0118 947 0298