Introduction to Hedgelaying

About the course

This course gives the applicant an interesting opportunity to experience a traditional craft. The cutting through hedge stems and staking them to produce a low stock proof barrier, which will grow into a dense habitat for wildlife. The work will be on a variety of hedges on the Colleges farms and the locality.

Additional Information

As this is an outdoor course, warm clothing, boots and waterproofs may be needed.

All the tools needed are supplied except for thick gardening gloves. You will also need a packed lunch and refreshments.

Our own dairy cows
Our own dairy cows


Myerscough College is one of the leading institutions for Agriculture in the UK. Our courses will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with the knowledge of crop and livestock technology as well as business enterprise.

There is currently a significant demand for highly trained and well educated professionals to enter the industry. This has been fuelled by the increasing awareness that food production, farming, tourism, the environment and rural affairs are all interconnected.

Nicola Chappelhow
Nicola Chappelhow

They say: Nicola Chappelhow

"Myerscough gave me a great understanding of different types of agriculture and set me up nicely for my job as a milk recorder."


Oliver McEntyre.jpg
Oliver McEntyre.jpg

Alumni – Oliver McEntyre

To anyone looking to study Agriculture or Countryside at Myerscough College, I’d say go, embrace it & leave with the knowledge that the qualification will stay with you for the rest of your career and open doors that might not have been opened without the time and experience Myerscough offers.

Meet Oliver