Event Sponsors

Blamphayne Sawmills Cornish Mutual SheamusMachin MNR Mowers Francis Bugler Ltd

25th Annual Skills of the Hills" Event

Saturday 4th March 2023

Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppit EX14 4UF

By kind permission of Mr Fred Sage.

Hedgelaying Results

Percy Duck Challenge Cup

1st Russell Woodham
2nd Dave Brackley
3rd Rob Sturmey
4th Jon Sibthorp
Dugdale Cup

1st Lydia Lee
2nd Neil Gemmell
3rd Martin Vickery
4th Adrian Mills
Intermediate Pairs
1st Tim Frampton & Nigel Dowding
2nd Steve Eldridge & Graham Adams
3rd Clive Bethell & Marie Clark

1st Andi Rickard
2nd David Clark
3rd Neil Kelly
4th Tim Wills
Novice Pairs

1st Paul Middleton & Logan Dunn
2nd Andrew Harris & Nigel Moore
3rd Ben Morgan-Brown & Marije Zwager
4th Mo Mulligan & Tom Waters

Other Prizes

Best regrowth from the 2022 competition.
Roger Vickery Trophy
Dave Brackley
Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Colin Risdon
Best veteran competitor (aged 60 or over).
Colin Clements Trophy
David Clark
Best Lady Competitor Lydia Lee
Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
Logan Dunn
For best work on a poor length.
"Golden Crook"
Colin Risdon
Best 2022/2023 BHHA Trainee Andi Rickard
Best YFC Competitor Josh Sturmey

Event Photographer Tim Russ has kindly posted his photographs of the event on his Flickr page.

Thanks to Tim for allowing us to use his photographs on this site and for taking the time to photograph the event.


In addition to the sponsors of the competition classes, the 2022 "Skills of the Hills" has also been generously supported by the following organisation:

Affiliated to the National Hedgelaying Society