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The 2019 Hedgelaying Competition will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019 at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.  Entry forms and full details now available from the Show Secretary.

Sunday 17th February 2019


Bath & West Showground by kind permission of The Royal Bath & West Society


Annual competition

Our annual hedgelaying competition is held each year on the third Sunday in February by kind permission of local land owners, and has become an established and well supported event in the Society’s calendar.

We have both Open and Amateur classes with all competitors using the Mendip/North Somerset Style. It is a great opportunity for the experienced to showcase their skills and the inexperienced to practice and have-ago.

Gaining in popularity

This ancient craft is currently experiencing resurgence in interest and popularity; a machine cannot replicate a highly skilled hedgelayer.

Cash prizes for both classes are awarded and cutting money paid to all entrants.


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  • Help sustain one of Mid-Somerset’s most popular events

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