image for Workshop/Course item typeTraditional Hedge-laying at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Traditional hedge-laying

Traditional hedge-laying

A unique opportunity to spend two days developing your traditional hedge-laying skills with expert countryside craftsman at Denmark Farm.
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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016



Denmark Farm Conservation Centre,
Betws Bledrws,
SA48 8PB


You will learn the benefits and techniques of hedgerow management including singling and high pruning as well as laying. The principle aim is to give you as much ‘hands-on’ traditional hedge-laying experience as possible. The course will involve laying an established hedge, mostly consisting of hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn, and filling in gaps with new tree saplings. We will be laying the approx 40m hedge which runs along the Denmark Farm entrance track in the local Ceredigion style.

Priority places will be allocated to participants who can attend both days.

All tools and equipment will be provided as well as plenty of hot drinks and biscuits. Please come dressed for cold and wet weather and bring a packed lunch.

Tutor: Peter Drake

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Nov 2016 10:00 to 16:00



Unwaged/low-waged participants: £60 for 2 days or if places permit £35 per day

Waged participants: £75 for 2 days or if places permit £40 per day



Plan route to Denmark Farm Conservation Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 586543  Lat: 52.16879 Long: -4.06894

By Car: The Grid Reference for Denmark Farm is SN586537. If you are travelling from Lampeter on the A485, take the turning left (after a stone bridge) signposted Llwyn-y-groes. Alternatively, in the hamlet of Betws Bledrws, take the minor road opposite the chapel and the telephone box.

Public Transport: Go to for details.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
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