Edible Woodland Walk Idea for Raunds

Members of the Town Councils Environment Leisure and Recreation recently gave consideration to the idea of a edible Woodland Walk creation within Raunds.

The location would be the bottom of Amos Lawrence Playing Field where a number of trees were already planted in 2017.

It was agreed and recorded in the minutes of the meeting that the Town Council Clerk will seek advice from the Tree and Landscape Officer at East Northamptonshire Council and look at funding streams available.

Local schools will be contacted to see if they would like to take part on the project.

The next step is to create a report which will be brought to a future meeting of the ELR committee to see how the project can be progressed.

What are your thoughts of this idea?

2 thoughts on “Edible Woodland Walk Idea for Raunds

  • 13th February 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I think people could give a more informed opinion if it was explained what an Edible Woodland Walk is.

  • 17th February 2019 at 9:40 am

    Yes ,it’s not very explanatory, as an old school resident of Raunds I’ve had the privilege of growing up through the 50s and 60s learning all the best places for blackberries, mushrooms, damsons,crab apples, ancient orchard remains of apple trees and plums ,watercress picking etc,etc!
    But since the 70s vast amounts of our beautiful countryside has been destroyed by overdevelopment and especially recently industrialisation that most of those places have or are disappearing, faster than wildlife can copeor adjust to !!! So even though the idea sounds good in principle, it leaves a bitter taste in ones mouth that to think it wouldn’t be necessary if people in charge? In power? Didn’t destroy the countryside in the first place ??? Once gone thats it ? Gone forever !
    Also as much as I’d love for people to learn and enjoy the pleasure of foraging, I’m afraid because wildlife is being forced out and losing all their feeding grounds, fruits of the earth etc ,i don’t want modern people adding to the demise of wildlife by taking and eating what they aredepending on to survive ???


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