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      Wattle Hurdle Making & Coppicing Training Course in Reigate

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      February 1, 2020

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      New Pond Farm , Woodhatch Road
      Reigate, Surrey

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      Wattle Hurdle Making & Coppicing Training Course

      Enjoy the experience of learning a heritage skill (or two)! Learn the art of Coppicing and making traditional Wattle Hurdles within a woodland coppice, nestled within the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. 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! 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. 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? We offer 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 or screen. COST: £230.00 (2 day's: Saturday & Sunday) HOT BREAKFAST & LUNCH INCLUDED Menu to be confirmed nearer the time, but it will be delicious! 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 may be 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. Hedges & Hurdles reserves the right to vary or alter the programme or location 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 endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.

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