Our hedgelaying holidays allow you to play a significant part in protecting our landscape heritage. Today many landowners don't have the resources to look after their hedges properly and so volunteers play an important role in preserving these classic landscape features and in conserving the valuable wildlife habitats that provide food and shelter for birds and animals.
By teaching the craft of hedge laying to participants on our holidays, we are helping to keep alive this ancient countryside skill for future generations. Whatever the activity you choose, you can be sure that your hard work will be contributing to a sustainable future for our planet. Our UK Conservation Holidays offer you a unique opportunity to take part in activities which improve the environment and protect the beautiful landscapes of the UK and their associated wildlife habitats and natural heritage and also leave a worthwhile legacy for future generations.
Working with like-minded people in small groups (max: 12) you will share a common goal of ‘getting the job done’ and have fun in the process. Our trained leaders are there to ensure you have a good time, but also to make sure that health and safety rules are followed. In the evenings talks are sometimes held about the site and its importance to the flora and fauna of the area or you could visit a local pub and mix with the locals. If there is a day off, you can visit local attractions thus making sure that local people are benefitting from your visit.
We encourage the use of public transport to get to the pick-up point (usually a train station) where a minibus is waiting to take you to the accommodation. Our accommodation is where possible locally owned and run and can vary from a local village hall to youth hostels or barn conversions on working farms. Working closely with local partners and other countryside organisations our work contributes to both local and national objectives for these sites. We work to create a more sustainable future by inspiring people to improve places. We were established in 1959, and have a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK. Through our goals and values we aim to enhance and enrich people’s lives, the communities in which they live and the quality of their environment.
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