The Environment

Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish

Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish

Well we are now into the spring equinox & many of us will be enticed into the countryside by the sheer pleasure it brings to those of us who walk, cycle, ride or drive. Everyone is encouraged to make sure though, that they are clearly visible to

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Chapel End Pond

Chapel End Pond

A photographic essay of how Chapel End pond was reclaimed back to an attractive environmental pond  from being an unloved, overgrown shallow  pit. A pond has probably always featured in Chapel End as long as people have been around. It may have been created after clay was

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Wassail in the Jubilee Wood

Wassail in the Jubilee Wood

Title: Wassail Location: The Jubilee Wood, Great Gidding Start Time: 19:30 Date: Thursday 16th February 2017 Time we had another Pagan adventure in the Jubilee wood to celebrate a Wassail. This is an old English custom of celebrating the imminent arrival of spring.  As the days start

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Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

An excellent turnout for the annual trim and tidy of the pathways and hedges around the Jubilee Wood. Another is planned for next week, 30th January from 9.30 am.

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Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)

Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)

The first cycling Tour Of Cambridgeshire took place in June 2015 The route on public roads that were closed specifically for the race to happen. Around 5000 cyclists were reported to have signed up to take part. So on a stunningly glorious day we watched and waited

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Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Pruning and litter purge in the Jubilee Wood 23rd January Winter maintenance is required in the wood to keep it visitor friendly and safe. If you can spare a couple of hours on the morning of Saturday the 23rd January to trim overhanging branches or nip arching

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Great Gidding harvesting 2015 – video and photos

Great Gidding harvesting 2015 - video and photos

Paul, who runs Catalyst Video Services based in Great Gidding, spent the evening of July 23rd videoing the rapeseed harvest on Michael Trolove’s farm. Thanks to Michael and to Kieran. Video Photos

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Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

For three consecutive  Saturday mornings in November a team of volunteers have been trimming the sides of the main path in the Jubilee Wood,  primarily to cut back bramble which was encroaching on to the path way.  A fourth Saturday trimming morning is scheduled for the 6th

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Barn Owl sitting on the camera

Barn Owl sitting on the camera

2014 has seen an apparent successful breeding season for Barn Owls in the Gidding Parish. At one location I tried to film some evening activity with a new time lapse camera, really just to understand the potential of this type of camera. So it was with surprise and

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Great Gidding History Day – Report, photos and time-lapse video

Great Gidding History Day - Report, photos and time-lapse video

Another very successful History Day was held at Great Gidding Village Hall on the 18th of October. Lots of visitors attended, some bringing information and others seeking it. The History team had prepared displays and information boards showing properties around the village both past and present. Questions

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