Wildlife group looks after historic Cadbury Hill with hedgelaying

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 February 2017

YACWAG took part in hedgelaying at Cadbury Hill. Photo by Jeremy Long.

YACWAG took part in hedgelaying at Cadbury Hill. Photo by Jeremy Long.

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

Members of a North Somerset conservation group tried their hands at an ancient countryside craft at the weekend.

The Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG) regularly hosts activities across the district, with projects ranging from wildlife protection to bird monitoring.

On Saturday YACWAG members took to Cadbury Hill, on the border of Yatton and Congresbury, to complete a spot of hedge-laying.

Hedge-laying is a historic
rural craft which sees
participants manually laying back hedges in countryside

It is thought maintaining hedges in this way creates livestock-proof barriers and weather protection for crops and wildlife, alongside rejuvenating existing hedgerows.

For more information on Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group and its programme of events visit www.yacwag.org.uk

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