Come along

All new volunteers are welcome at any time during the season! You will need to be over 16 years old. 

Meeting at 10am and finish at around 3-4pm. You can join us for a whole day and bring a packed lunch or just a few hours. Tools, tea and coffee provided. Thornproof, waterproof clothing & boots recommended.


Work Programme 2017/18

16/09 - Coppicing at Whitegrove Copse RG42 3SS

23/09 - New hedgelaying @ Sopwith Road (Larks Hill, Harvest Ride)

07/10 - as above

21/10 - Coppicing at Hazelwood Copse RG42 5NG

04/11-  Hedgelaying @ Sopwith Road (Larks Hill, Harvest Ride)

18/11 - as above

02/12 - Coppicing at Hazelwood Copse  RG42 5NG

16/12 - Hedgelaying @ Sopwith Road (Larks Hill, Harvest Ride)

30/12 - as above

---2017 YEAR END----

13/01/2018 – tbc

27/01- Coppicing at Hazelwood Copse RG42 5NG

10/02 - Hedgelaying @ Sopwith Road (Larks Hill, Harvest Ride)

24/02 - tbc

10/03 - Coppicing at Hazelwood Copse  RG42 5NG

24/03 - tbc – End of season

We look forward to seeing you there!

Group Info

Established in 1987 under the auspices of Gary Carlsen working for Bracknell District Council, the hedgelaying group was first set-up by way of a hedgelaying course at Hill Lane Farm.

Since then, the group has worked in woodlands and on hedges throughout the boroughs of Bracknell Forest and Wokingham District.

Resources for members

. On the job training and guidance from more experienced members

    National Hedgelaying Society Newsletters

    Discount on BTCV courses

    Hedgelaying books & DVD


Life President

Valerie Batt-Rawden


John Smith

Hedge Secretary

Hugh Fitzwilliams


Chris Kersley


Anthony Hurst

Publicity Officer

Marlies Boydell

Catering Officer

John Treanor