WHAT I DO

I will lay your Hedge, Build or repair your Dry stone walling or plant new hedges.

Hedgelaying, Planting, Drystone Walling, Garden features, House stonework, hedgelaying, teaching, illustrated talks, Training in Hedgelaying Training in Hedgelaying, Stonework, Drystone Walling

I live and work in the North York Moors area



I'm a qualified hedgelayer and have laid hedges in Ireland, Holland and in the UK. I'm also a drystone waller and have built houses (and walls), garden features, gate entrances in Ireland, Australia and in England.

I've been told I'm a bit of walling and hedgelaying nerd. But I don't mind it because it's normal. Doesn't everyone stop and take pictures of these when they are on holiday?

Some of the site contains my work along with pictures of hedges, walls and walling features from places I've visited. It should be pretty obvious which is my work.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lake District Walls


This rather tall wall is in Grisdale. I noticed this one as I returned from a strole up Helvellyin on my way back to Patterdale.

I can't recall the hight but judging from my mountaineering rucksac (40ltr) I'd guess it must be around 10 to 12 ft tall.







This splendid wall must be passed by thousands of walkers in the lake district every year. Its close to a famous pub, The Old Dungeon Ghyll in the Great Langdale Valley.



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Grouse Butts


Often just piles of earth or wood barriers. Several estates on the North York Moors build these rather pleasing and functional grouse butts from drystone walls and the tops covered with turfs of heather.
These examples are south of Egton on the Stape road.
They are used so the gun and loader can stand in whilst the driven grouse fly past.