A HANDS-ON course in how to lay hedges is taking place in Yarcombe.

Each pair of students will team up with an experienced hedgelayer to lay a length of hedge on a Blackdowns bank.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and intermediate hedgelayers with an eye to taking part in our annual 'Skills of the Hills' competition.

It runs on Saturday from 9am to 4pm at the village hall and costs £35.

Email hedgecourses@bhha.info for more.