Hazel Hurdle Making


Date: 24 April, 2021

A Day of Traditional Fencing
Sheviock, SE Cornwall

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Hurdles are traditional, sustainably made fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years, from animal enclosures to battlefields. The skill it takes to craft these beautiful hurdles is now endangered, as noted by the Heritage Craft Association. This course will give you a chance to learn about their history, how to construct your own, and gather a deep understanding of the environmental contribution these structures make, being not only beneficial to flora but fauna too.

This course covers:
Introduction to tools and materials
Woodland management, including Hazel coppicing
Preparing zales (uprights) and base weave
Different methods of splitting hazel

This course takes place at our Horsepool Apiary with our expert craftsman, Robbie Ryder, between 10am and 3pm. All essential equipment will be supplied and we simply advise that you dress appropriately for the weather. Logistics for the event, including meeting points and parking information, will be emailed soon after your booking is made.


Disclaimer: If a course is cancelled by the Family Foraging Kitchen, such as in the event of unsuitable weather conditions, alternative dates will be made available, as well as the option of a full refund. Customers are also welcome to swap their booking for another course (subject to availability) or request a refund until seven days before the course takes place. Following this time, we will be unable to offer a refund (except in certain cases) as it is unlikely we will be able to fill the course.