Open Cambridge: Hedge Hoardings walking tour

Date(s) - 12 September 2021
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hedge hoardings is a walk around Kings Hedges, following the ward’s ancient hedgerows. Led by artist Hermione Spriggs and foragers local to the area, this event explores hedges as ‘edible places’ that offer a bounty of wild food to humans and other animals. Our walk takes in the ward’s oldest remaining stretch of hedgerow, traces the path of ghost-hedges, and ends in the centre of Kings Hedges.

Date: 12 September 2021

Time: 14.00-17.00

Meeting point: The Busway, Orchard Park East, Cambridge, England, CB4 2WN

Booking: The event is free however spaces are limited and must be prebooked. To reserve a place on the walk please click here


Hedge Hoardings

For thousands of years, hedgerow has been planted and maintained as a human boundary-marker, demarcating parish boundaries, privately owned fields and common land. The area of North Cambridge, now known as Kings Hedges, took its name from a royal hunting ground where hedges were planted to guide the movement of wild animals, making them easier to catch. In contemporary Kings Hedges, ancient hedgerow provides a safe haven for the city’s wild animals, also hosting a rich biodiversity of edible plant species for the human forager.
For this historical foraging walk and to find out more about the foraging code and protecting plants and wildlife, come wearing comfortable footwear and clothing fit for the weather. This walk is not circular, so we advise using public transport to reach our meeting place. The Busway runs directly from Cambridge North Station to Orchard Park East.

This event is being held as part of Open Cambridge 2021, which will take place from 10 – 19 September 2021.

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