Devon Hedges

Leper Field Strips - Great Torrington
A Devon hedge is special and unusual  because it is an earth bank with shrubs growing on top.  They are great for wildlife and form an essential element in the Devon Landscape.  There are thought to be 53,000km (33,000miles) of Devon hedges remaining and they include 20% of the UK’s species rich hedges.  The Devon Hedge Group works to raise awareness of the importance of Devon’s Hedges.

What's new?

How to Repair a Devon Stone-Faced Hedge Video
The Devon Hedge Group and North Devon Biosphere Service have recently produced a training video on How to Repair a Devon Stone-Faced Hedge.   This short video gives helpful guidance to farmers, landowners, gardeners or others on how to repair a section of stone facing in traditional Devon style.

Devon Hedges:  A comprehensive new guide to the history, wildlife and management is now available.  For further information about the book and how to purchase a copy (£15 +P&P) see the full details on this flier image - PDF icon (779KB - pdf help)

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