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Hedgerows are highly valued features of the Durham countryside, and make an enormous contribution to the character and beauty of the landscape as well as to its biodiversity and historical interest.

For information on walls and hedges in County Durham, hedges and the law and guidance on planting, restoring, trimming and translocating download the following PDF:

Hedgerow Landscape Guidelines 2009 (PDF, 2Mb)

For information on specific hedgerow species mixes to plant in the different County Character Areas across County Durham download the following pdf:

Hedgerow Species Mix (PDF, 97kb)

Further Information

  • The Durham Hedgerow Partnership brings together people and organisations who promote the appreciation and conservation of hedgerows in the Durham Biodiversity Partnership area. They have produced a series of, and shorter guidance cards, on hedge laying and coppicing; hedge planting, restoration and hedge trimming.