May 5




About the Course

Hazel Hurdle Making – a one day fence making course

Hurdles are traditional fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years, from animal enclosures to walls of houses. This course will give you a chance to learn with Alistair Hayhurst who is a master of this craft.

Based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire Alistair sources his materials from sustainably managed woodlands, coppicing and harvesting the materials he uses during the winter months.

Aims: To learn the art of hurdle making, by making your own.

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

Arrive: for a 9:30am prompt start
Depart: around 4pm
Directions: Please see map featured on the website
What to bring: warm work clothes, pen and notebook, packed lunch
Let us know: if you have any special needs.
All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.

What’s included in the price?

All tools and materials provided plus tea and coffee. Bring a packed luck or use the kiosk on site.