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Hedgelaying and Dry-Stone Walling Competitions

Cotswolds Conservation Board holds two competitions.

The competitions are free to enter and have a range of classes based on skills and experience.

  • Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Championship 2017

    Every year the Cotswolds Conservation Board runs the Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Championship with the support of the National Hedgelaying Society. Winners in each class receive prize money and a trophy and 2nd-3rd places receive prize money.

    The competition is free to enter and has the following classes (Midland style):

    Junior, Beginners and Novice
    Beginners pairs

    The 2017 championship will be held on Saturday 18th November.

    The location has been confirmed as Workham Farm, Fifield, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6HS

    To enter online please download the entry form using the link below and return it to edward.bonn@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk no later than 9th November 2017, or send by post to

    Edward Bonn
    Cotswolds Conservation Board
    GL54 3JH

    Please ensure you are aware of the competition rules before submitting your entry.

    -  Download Hedgelaying Competition Entry Form and Rules > (MS Word)

    -  Download Hedgelaying Competition Entry Form and Rules >  (PDF alternative version)

    If you have any queries contact Ed Bonn, Rural Skills Officer on 01451 862002 

  • Cotswolds AONB Dry-stone Wall Competition 2018
    in partnership with the Cotswolds branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association.
    Date and location will be announced early 2018.