Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Simply the Best
December 9th, 2014
Congratulations to Jack Carradice who won Best Hedge of the Day at the recent AONB Hedgelaying Competition.
The first of the Lancashire & Westmorland Hedgelaying Association Grand Prix events for 2014/15, the AONB Hedgelaying Competition is also part of our wider annual programme of training and events to support and promote traditional rural skills. A well-laid hedge will make the field stock-proof for the farmer and regenerate the hedge with new growth providing a wonderful haven for wildlife.
17 competitors took part, laying between 6 and 8 metres each in the traditional Westmorland style, with Andrew Kirkwood winning the Championship Class; Jack Carradice, the Open Class; and Karl Bell, the Novice Class.