LESSONS in the traditional skill of hedge laying are being offered in a one day course near Abbotsham next week. Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service will be running the hedge steeping (hedge laying is the term if outside the boundaries of Devon)

LESSONS in the traditional skill of hedge laying are being offered in a one day course near Abbotsham next week.Northern Devon Coast and Countryside Service will be running the hedge steeping (hedge laying is the term if outside the boundaries of Devon) training course at Cornborough on Friday, February 29.It is aimed at those who would like to learn the time-honoured skill, as well as farmers or landowners who want to work on their own hedges.The emphasis is on learning through practical work, with training being provided by Tom Hynes of the Coast and Countryside Service.The project is being paid for by the North Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund. Anyone wishing to book on the course should phone Tom Hynes on (01237) 423655 for details.