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A one-stop shop for advice and information on traditional boundaries and the benefits to ecology of providing habitat and essential wildlife corridors.

The UK has over 300,000 miles of hedgerows and 120,000 miles of dry stone walls.

Help us look after them.

Why do we need traditional boundaries?

Traditional boundaries bring benefits to ecology by providing habitat and essential wildlife corridors; to land management by maintaining boundaries and to heritage by restoring historic landscape features. Hedges and walls are an intrinsic part of our landscape but they rely on human intervention to maintain their value to the environment.

Field boundaries play a vital role in providing habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna, forming a ribbon of diverse eco-systems stretching across our landscape, linking up species rich areas which would otherwise not exist in a barren agricultural landscape.