Training Opportunities & Events

2019 Year of Green Action

2019 is the Year of Green Action and the Devon Hedge Group are keen to promote Hedge related activities through the whole year, hopefully having at least one event every month.  During the winter months there are plenty of opportunities for practical hedge management events.  During the summer there are good opportunities for looking at the great variety of wildlife associated with Devon hedges.  During the autumn how about focussing on the food value of hedges, both for wildlife and for humans!

If you are planning any hedge related events during the year, please send Tom Hynes the details and we will happily help with promotion.  If you have no events organised why not think about something that involves Green Action and Devon Hedges and again we would be happy to help promote it.

Training opportunities

Organisations that offer training courses on hedge laying and bank maintenance in or near Devon include:

Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

Devon Rural Skills Trust

Plymouth Environmental Action


David Attenborough’s cameraman, Doug Allan, will bring his touring show to Plymouth’s Red House Theatre on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 7.30. Tickets are available through

‘Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ – Sir David Attenborough

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. Find out if snow leopards or leopard seals are the most scary; discover how to get close to the biggest fish in the sea and whether your eyeballs freeze at minus 50.

Born in Fife, Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a Scientist, research diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time freelance filming in 1983.

Since then he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen, specialising in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries. In his 35 year filming career, he’s worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Operation Iceberg, Wild Cameramen at Work, and Brian Cox’s Forces of Nature.

This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world.

Copies of Doug’s book Freeze Frame will be on sale, as well as his colour prints of polar bears, penguins and seals.

Do you know of any other training opportunities, courses, talks or events related to hedges in Devon? If so, please let us know and we will post details here.

Pairs hedgelayers, BHHA Skills of Hills 7 March 2015, Rob Wolton

Pairs hedgelayers, BHHA Skills of Hills 7 March 2015, Rob Wolton