9000m replacement stock fencing project starting June 2023

9000m replacement stock fencing project over the next few months
Close to the ancient Wansdyke (a series of early medieval defensive earthworks consisting of a ditch and a running embankment from the ditch spoil, with the ditching facing north).
The name is taken from Woden’s Dyke.
Not a bad view, either!  Our Evo 3 Protech is making a 500-metre roll of netting look quite small!!
9000m replacement stock fencing

5’ high  post and rail fence

5’ high  post and rail fence

Part of a larger fencing project, a 5ft (1.45m) high post and rail fence as part of a cattle handling unit.   We have been fencing for The Gourmet Goat Farmer at Avebury (or on Facebook here) constructing a new cattle handling unit.  In addition, we’ve carried out various other fence repairs and replacements prior to livestock going out for summer grazing – if spring arrives!

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6000m stock fencing on top of Tan Hill

e’ve now come to the end of phase 1 of the stock fence work on top of Wiltshire’s second-highest point.   We had erected 6000m of stock fencing on the top of Tan Hill.

The first two images go back to mid-December, with the third as at mid-February.

“Tan Hill (grid reference SU081646) is a hill north of Allington in the parish of All Cannings, Wiltshire.  Its summit is 294 metres (965 ft) above sea level and is the second highest point of the North Wessex Downs AONB hill ran  ge (the adjacent Milk Hill is 295 m high), and of Wiltshire. Interestingly it is also the third highest point between Bristol and London”. (Thanks to WIKI.)

Rock spiking in the rain in Winsley

Following long delays, our clients recently took possession of their small holding at Winsley, with 10 acres of unkept land and gardens to secure mainly to keep livestock and young children out of harm’s way.

Here’s Tristan Warden rock spiking before driving in posts for goat fencing at Bradford on Avon using our Protech Evo 3 to drive the posts. The hydraulic rock spike on this Post Driver is just the job for rocky and solid ground, using it to make a pilot hole first.

 We have erected a mixture of 60m x 4ft picket fencing around the house. We also fitted a mixture of goat and stock fencing in the paddocks, all on creosote timber posts for longevity- 500m stock fencing 1.2m high, with gates, with one strand of barbed wire on top. 

Here’s the link to our section on Stock Fencing on the website.