Join us on Saturday 10th September at Tinker's Copse, we will be working from 10am to 3pm(ish). 
Access via Jocks Lane Recreation Ground or Boltons Lane between Wilstrode Avenue and Matthews Chase, RG42 4UB. 

Hedgelaying starts on 17th September then fortnightly thereafter at a hedge on Goughs Barn Lane near the Syngenta entrance on The A395 Maidenhead Road, RG42 6EQ.

So the HAWC work dates are: 
12th & 26th November
10th December - coppicing at Tinkers Copse RG42 4UB
17th & 31st December
14th & 28th January
11th & 25th February
11th & 25th March 


HAWCs is a small group of local enthusiasts in East Berkshire who meet regularly throughout the winter months to coppice woodland and lay hedges. It is an autonomous, self-funding group affiliated to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and to the British Hedgelaying Society.

HAWCs aims to...

  • Keep the ancient crafts of hedgelaying and coppicing alive
  • Conserve and maintain hedgerows, woodlands, and rights of way for the benefit of the public and the wildlife which depends on them
  • Educate the public in the principles and practice of nature conservation


All new volunteers and interested parties are welcome.

Contact Chris the Club Secretary on chris.kersley1167@gmail.com 

* See the "Come along" tab above for current program of work *

Our affiliations

National Hedgelaying Society

The Conservation Volunteers