Hedgelaying Competition returns to the Isle of Wight on Leap Day

Leap Saturday offers the chance to get out in the countryside and learn more about this important part of Island heritage. Put the date in your diary to avoid missing it

Dick Pulleine at the 2012 Hedgelaying Competition

The Isle of Wight Annual Hedgelaying Competition returns later this month, following last year’s cancellation due to a lack of suitable hedges.

This year’s event – supported by the Isle of Wight AONB – takes place at Coombe Farm, Brighstone on Saturday 29th February.

Important part of Island’s heritage
There’s often not much on at this time of year, so why not pop along to watch this important part of the Island’s heritage take place.

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2012 Hedgelaying Competition

As well as being able to watch these highly-skilled folk display their talents, there are very reasonably-priced refreshments on offer (the cakes are always delicious), information about the countryside and how it is managed, as well as the award ceremony in the afternoon.

Hedgelaying Competition Trophy

What to expect
For an idea of what to expect on day, watch this introduction to hedgelaying from national experts.

As well as giving you an idea of what to expect from the day, it helps understand why hedgelaying is just so important for our countryside and the the many threatened or rare species that rely on the hedgerows.

Where and when
2020’s Hedgelaying competition competition takes place at Coombe Farm, Coombe Lane, Brighstone on Saturday 29th February from 10am.

2012 Hedgelaying Competition

There will be refreshments (bring cash) and toilets on site, with plenty of parking.

Thanks to John Hobart for the heads-up.


Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 9:52am

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