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Traditional Fencing (Willow Hurdles)

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: 26 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will how to make a woven willow panel to take home. The woven panels make attractive garden screens and the skills learnt will allow you to continue with future garden projects.

You will learn:

  • Siting a hurdle clamp
  • Selecting suitable hazel zales (uprights) and setting within the clamp
  • Selecting and grading willow withies
  • Building the bottom, infill and finishing weave
  • Installation and maintenance techniques

When constructed and maintained correctly willow hurdles are durable and long lasting and can be made all year round.

Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.