This 50 metre long walk curves around from the field entrance towards the house.
The two rows of parallel planting of some 100 yews and 50 hornbeams was done in 1994 and the hedge has been at this height for many years now.
We first saw this idea at Ham House and they had the hornbeam curving over towards each other making a long arch. When our trees were high enough we revisited Ham House but found that the inside of the yew was very threadbare, presumably due to lack of light.
So we left our trees to grow upwards ad have been pruning them at the top (involving a cherry picker !) to keep them to this height.
We cut the hedge once a year in August/September and thin the branches of the hornbeam to get light into the middle.
Le Moulinet 61210 Champcerie Orne
On D245 between Bazoches-au-Houlme and Neuvy-au-Houlme