Making Hazel Hurdles

By woodlandstv

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At the Yorkshire Arboretum`s `Wild About Wood` fair Clive Smith gives us a step-by-step demonstration on how to produce hurdles from lengths of pliable hazel wood. Clive expertly shows us how the fibrous quality of hazel makes it the ideal wood to work with, as it can be rolled, bent and tucked into position to ensure a strong, secure hurdle.

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Joe mama

January 11, 2019

Really informative. We have a number of hazel trees and now I finally have something to do with the wood!


January 26, 2019

That was fantastic….nice to know how to fold them round without breaking.

Kiwihouse2005 B.

May 8, 2019

Wonderful video….
I've seen them made on a video, about medieval wattle and daub buildings.
But this shows perfectly, how to tie the branches in with each other..


May 20, 2019

Dublin: Baile Atha Cliath. the Town of the Hurdled Ford.
So I imagine they made a hurdled fence like this and laid it on the Liffey, tied at both ends, and you could walk over it. (with a certain amount of sloshing). The river is not wide where they placed it (at the site now of the Father Matthew Bridge).


October 28, 2019

I am going to do this then show my Scouts, big thanks.

Bernie Clark

February 6, 2020