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Hedgelaying and Dry-Stone Walling Competitions

2018 Cotswolds Open Dry-Stone Walling Competition, Sunday 16th September 2018

at the Gatcombe Park Estate, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Glos, GL6 9AT.

There will be cash prizes for winners of the various classes, which are as follows (depending on sufficient numbers of competitors):

  • Class 1  Professional (1st Trophy/cup & £120, 2nd £80, 3rd £60, 4th £40)
  • Class 2  Amateur (1st Trophy/cup & £80, 2nd £50, 3rd £30)
  • Class 3  Novice (Trophy/cup & £60, 2nd £40, 3rd £25)
  • Class 4  Beginners Pairs (£40 each, 2nd £30 each, 3rd £20 each)
  • There will be an additional prize for the best waller under 21 years of age

Entry is FREE

All competitors to receive certificates
All competitors completing their section of wall but not receiving a trophy or prize money will receive £10 for finishing.

> Download Rules and Application form

Please return the completed form no later than Wednesday 12th September 2018 to ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk 

Any queries please contact Ed Bonn, Rural Skills & Grants Officer 01451 862032 or email ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk 


2018 Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Championship, Saturday 17th November 2018*

It is envisaged that this year's competition will be hosted by Woodlands Farm Chedworth, Cheltenham GL54 4NT on *a provisional date of Saturday 17th November 2018.

Further updates will follow shortly.

Please email ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk to register an interest or with any queries. Registration forms and additional information will be added shortly.