This year’s hedglayers have carried out another stretch along the main bridleway at Heartwood. In just one weekend they managed to create this work of art:
Hedgerows play an important role in our countryside, historically for stockproofing and effective boundaries to land. Ecologically however, when managed through this regenerative process, the wildlife value of a hedgerow is increased and it is a precious habitat and resource for wildlife.
The traditional craft of hedgelaying, which was once a common characteristic of our landscape has been gradually disappearing. At Heartwood it is our intention to bring this back to many of the hedgerows onsite.
Thanks goes to the team of hedgelayers that made such a good job of this work, looks like they had fun too!: