£125 – £205

Hurdle Making Training Courses @ Hill House Farm

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Hill House Farm

Misbrooks Green Road

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RH5 4QQ

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Learn to make traditional Wattle Hurdles, you will have the opportunity to make a panel woven from Hazel you have coppiced and if you have room on the roof of your car you are welcome to take your finished work home!

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Based in the Surrey Hills, Hill House Farm is a family run farm dedicated to connecting people to the countryside, whether that be through great food or outstanding rural experiences.

NOW OFFERING BOTH A ONE DAY AND TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE

Training is provided by Hedges & Hurdles owner, Paul Matthews a Hedgelaying and Hurdle making professional. Paul is highly skilled at 'hurdle making', this is an age-old practice of weaving cleft hazel rods through upright hazel rods. Hurdles are used as a rustic, practical and attractive alternative to modern day fencing panels.

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Who should attend?

The courses are open to both men, women and children over 10 years old. We can facilitate individual bookings and private groups. This course is great as a team building activity!

When are the courses?

The training courses can be either a one day Hurdle Making course only or a two day Coppicing & Hurdle Making course. The course commences at 9.00 a.m. each day through to 4.00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

What will I learn?

SATURDAY: Coppicing

Following an introduction to the course, you will spend the day learning how to coppice the hazel rods used to make the hurdles from the neighbouring woodlands and prepare them ready for use.

SUNDAY: Hurdle making

Using hazel rods you will learn how to cleave the wood and weave it into a fencing panel, screen or rustic arch.

COST:

£125.00 (1 day: Sunday)

£205.00 (2 day's: Saturday & Sunday)

BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED

Our host, Hill House Farm will serve us in the woods with freshly cooked sausage and bacon rolls for breakfast. Pulled Pork Rolls or Pork and Apple Burgers will be served for lunch together with a selection of accompanying sauces. Hot and cold refreshments will also be provided.

A Vegan or Vegetarian option can also be provided on request, please state when completing the online booking form.

Course suitability

We welcome both novices and intermediates training up to 10 individuals per course. Private groups are also welcome.

Bespoke courses

If you would like a bespoke training course this can be discussed with the organiser and a quotation provided. The trainer maybe willing to travel to undertake the course elsewhere e.g. on your own land. Training is not necessarily restricted to weekends, please inform the organiser of the dates you would like to be considered.

What shall I bring with me?

We will supply all the required tools and protection required. You will be cutting with hand tools. If any chainsaw cutting is required this will be undertaken by the instructor for safety reasons.

You will remain in the open air throughout the day, therefore, participants should dress warmly and bring waterproofs and strong footwear.


Billhooks used for Hedgelaying


Hedges & Hurdles reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason e.g. if the course does not meet the minimum requirement of 5 participants, we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavor to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.














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