What a fantastic few days the four of us had in the dales on a hedge laying course. Over two days we learnt the ancient skill and boy did we know about it at the end, I can safely say that we were all covered in scratches from working with the Thorn bushes Daves legs look like he has been in a play fight with half a dozen kittens and even though I did very little compared to the other three my arm looks the same lol I am sure that you only have to look at the stuff and you bleed. As you can see from the pics Sammie and I posted we were in a stunning part of the world, in a fantastic B&B Dale house Farm The food was stunning as was the accommodation its off the beaten track but well well worth a visit and if a beautiful room isn’t your bag they have a heated camping barn to stop in. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Lowe Maintenance especially our trainer Dave Padley We all came away with a far better understanding of the basic techniques and we are looking forward to going back to, not only more training but possibly to compete in competitions.
We are two different groups of volunteers ,the SCV work all over the Scarborough aria doing a variety of tasks in conjunction with SBC we also are the lease holders on around 15 acres of meadow ,we only have 99 years to sort it out . The SWAG group are at the moment concentrating on Raincliffe Woods & forge Valley ,they meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out tasks and have events in the woodland . and hope to see you there Ron Baxter Chair