Hedgelaying is a country craft which has been practiced for hundreds of years but it is just as relevant today as it always has been.
Although agriculture has seen vast technological advances there is still no machine which can replicate the work of the Hedge-layer.
The National Hedgelaying Society is the only conservation organisation dedicated to maintaining the traditional skills of hedgerow management.
Please help support our work by helping to promote the importance of good hedgerow management or better still join the society and contribute to the future of the countryside.

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36th NHLS Championship & Country Show

Wirral Countryside Volunteers


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torn away"
A poem by
Marc Philippart of
Leiden, Netherlands
translated from Dutch

Afflliated groups please send your local match dates for 2014-15 (please mouse over to open email)


This year's championships are being held at Hough-On-The-Hill, Lincolnshire on the 25th October.
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Accommodation will be available via the society at The Bentley Hotel, leisure club and spa, 
South Hykeham,
The cost of dinner bed and breakfast is £60 per person per night which includes the usual after event gathering in the function room.
If you would like to book accommodation for the Friday and Saturday night please send a cheque for £20 per person made payable to
The Bentley Hotel and send it to
Dawn Vickery, Ashlands, Stockland. Honiton. Devon EX14 9DY by no later than 11th July.

More details will be found in the next newsletter.