During the 2017/18 season nine hedge laying sessions took place involving 38 people with a total of 424m of hedge laid between four sites:
Crook O'Lune, Lancaster - 91m
Fell View Campsite, Scorton - 136m
Higher Gills Farm, Rimington - 115m
Lane Side Farm, West Bradford - 82m
Encouragingly, the sessions attracted a mix of regular volunteers alongside some new faces. Some people traveled a considerable distance to attend the days, which reflects the value these sessions are given.
The weather was particularly snowy/wet during the early part of 2018, which resulted in a number of sessions being cancelled and re-scheduled.
Poor weather also led to the cancellation of this year's Bowland Hedge Laying Competition, which is organised by the Lancashire and Westmorland Hedge Laying Association.
|Action||Targets and Timescales||Partners|
|3.3A||Continue to facilitate meetings between relevant partners regarding access and visitor management for popular visitor sites (e.g. Upper Hodder Management Group, Pendle Hill Advisory Group)||
At least 1 meeting per year of Management Groups