How to safely build a sturdy stockproof fence course

Exciting news. HRTC is pleased to offer six free places on its 3 day 'How to safely build a sturdy stockproof fence course' with Brian Crossley, fencing expert from the National Trust.

Gain new skills: help restore an ancient grassland

This project will also enable HRTC to safely repair the fence on the field next door to High Hirst Woodmeadow. This in turn will enable conservation grazing animals to safely graze the site, which should, in time, radically improve biodiversity on this rare type of grassland. HRTC will provide most tools.


Fri, Sat, Sun, 15, 16, 17 March, 9.30am-4pm-ish.

Sunday 24 March. 9.30am-4pm is provisionally scheduled, in case things need to get finished!
How to attend
Different skills will be taught and practised each day, and it is possible to attend one or two days. If you attend all three days, you will learn how to safely put up a high-quality fence from start to finish. Please note, HRTC will give priority to people who are able to attend the full course and will fill spaces available on a day booking basis.

No experience is necessary. The HRTC Climate Emergency Committee is fully funding the course.

Further information

The field is steep, tussocky and may be wet. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and strong, waterproof shoes or boots. There are no toilets or shelter on site. Parking is in the nearby Birchcliffe Centre carpark. Places are limited to please reserve your place as soon as possible, and remember to cancel it, should you no longer be able to attend.

For more information and to book your free place, send a message to Hebden Royd Town Council Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Coordinator. Alternatively, contact Hebden Royd Town Council, email: telephone - 01422 842181

For full details of the location, refer to the map of the local area provided in this link below.


Added: Thursday, 22 February 2024

Photos from Hebden Royd