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Wattle Hurdles Course

Wattle hurdles are woven fence panels made of riven hazel. They were traditionally used for folding sheep but have become very popular in gardens. Apart from the weaving itself, the main skills are in the splitting of the hazel using the tip of a billhook, as well as the twisting of the rods around the end uprights. There is more involved in making good hurdles than you might think but with a little patience an determination you'll soon pick it up. Participants draw lots at the end of the day to see who get

Course fees

Fees are £25.00 per day for DRST members and £35.00 for non-members.

Full course fee to be paid in advance when confirming booking on the web site.


Courses run from 9.15am (for a 9.30 start) until 4.30pm.

Booking & Enquiries

For enquiries and to check availability of places fill in the form on the page for the specific course or contact Jeremy Weiss on 07962 432317.

Clothing and footwear

Steel toe capped boots, gloves and waterproof outdoor clothing are recommended on all courses, both for safety and comfort.


See the Course Tools & Equipment page for the tools required for our courses. Bring the items you can, the remainder can probably be shared on the day. The DRST has a supply of billhooks, bowsaws and lump hammers.


Lunch is not included. Please bring a packed lunch and a hot/cold drink.

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