Hedgelaying

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4th February 2017 at the Home farm, Wimpole Estate SG8 OBW

The Competitions will start at 09.00 and finish at 14.00 on the Saturday of the 4th of February 2017, the draw for the cants will be at 08.30 so be at Home farm for 08.00-08.30. Each cant will be 8m long, stakes and binders provided as is lunch and cutting money.

The two styles used are Midland/Bullock and South of England. However if more than two people wish to do another style please contact me below. Each cant can be undertaken by an individual or a team, again please let me know if you are a team. There will be prizes for 1st-£20, 2nd-£15 & 3rd-£10 but there will also be a prize for the best hedge laid traditionally with an axe and billhook, absolutely no chainsawing allowed. Every cant that is finished or almost finished will also recieve £25 cutting money and lunch will be provided at Home farm.

Home Farm Map 

Rules (got to have some 🙂 )

If using chainsaws then PPE to be worn (we have some should any be forgotten)

Be neighbourly, it helps make for a good day

Draw at 08.30 for start at 09.00

Everyone to finish at 14.00 so we can organise hot  lunch for everyone

Both styles of hedge will be marked predominantly for its ability to contain live stock

Therefore pleachers must be robust and it is preferable to double fold pleachers to cover large gaps and only use deadwood in the last resort.

Points system

Championship Points system is:
MIDLAND: Cut & Pleach 35, Stake & Bind 25, Back of Hedge 20, General
Appearance 20.
SOUTH of ENGLAND: Height 35, Pleaches 25, Back of Hedge 20, General
Appearance 25.

Contact Simon Damant either by Phone 07770430992 or simon.damant@nationaltrust.org.uk

2013 Hedge laying competition video below

2012 Hedge laying competition video below

2011 Hedge laying competition video below

2010 Hedge laying competition video below

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