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Lancaster's New Nature Trail Opened at Claver Hill


The herb garden at Claver Hill, Lancaster
The herb garden at Claver Hill, Lancaster
Chris Satori


The new nature trail at Lancaster's Claver Hill community farm was officially opened by councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox at a community event on Saturday, April 15th.  About 150 people attended, enjoying free hot cross buns and jam butties supplied by local supermarkets. 

Children raced around the course looking for mini chocolate Easter eggs, laughing and simply having a good time.  The adults took a more leisurely walk around the path learning "Who was John Muir?", "What is a chalybeate?", "Where are the nesting boxes?", and "When did Spud Club, the community food growing project, get started?". 

The nature trail will be open Fridays and Sundays and visitors are encouraged to use the self-guiding lealfets and make comments in the visitor book. 

Claver Hill is a community food growing project on a 6 acre field off Ridge Lane in Lancaster (LA1 3JY). The project and the land are dedicated to allowing local people the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food. The land is to be held in trust for the community.  Volunteers are welcome.

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