Going wild in Bishop’s Castle
Going wild in BC is a community project aiming to integrate more wildlife into Bishop’s Castle and the surrounding area,
We joined a Charter Oaks walk as part of the Bishop’s Castle Charter anniversary celebrations – first granted in 1573.
The Going Wild project aims to ‘plant 400 saplings, protect them, care for them and keep a record of this event – to celebrate the creation of Bishop’s Castle through its Charter year and beyond…’
Locally, trees of 400 years plus are living emblems from that time of the Charter award (1573). They exist still and are in isolated positions in our area. The others have gone. Ours hang on, in the middle of a field, marking a boundary of properties, beside a manor house and standing prominent in a hedgerow. Delightful and always worth a moment of admiration. Going Wild in BC
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