Who will have the edge hedge laying at Hough on the Hill?

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Over 100 competitors will be taking part in the 36th National Hedge Laying Championships and country show being held at Hough on the Hill.

Derrick Hale of the National Hedge Laying Society (NHLS) said: “Hedge laying has been practiced for thousands of years but still has a vital role in modern agriculture and in the pursuit of environmental and conservation concerns.”

He added: “Every competitive hedgelayer wants to test their skills against others at ‘The National’.”

As well as the competitors showcasing their eight regional hedge laying styles, visitors to the country show will have the chance to go on tractor and trailer tours, see vintage and modern farming equipment and watch a heavy horse logging demonstration.

There will also be children’s activities, food stalls and real ale from a local micro-brewery.

It is taking place at Moor Barn on Brandon Road, Hough on the Hill from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, October 25, with entry to the site charged at £5 per car. For more information contact the NHLS secretary on 01570 481263, or visit the website www.hedgelaying.org.uk