Fancy racing a soap box or a radio-controlled car down the Crags? Or pelting things with fruit? And how about learning to live out in the open, foraging for your food?!

These were just some of the ideas under discussion at the recent Friends of the Crags open meeting, as the team began to consider future attractions for the new country park.

  • A fruit – apple cores and others- throwing event would help populate areas of the Crags with new growth of fruit trees. Children would be taken to specially-prepared areas, to pelt the landscape with cores, pips, cherry stones and the like, to grow a new generation of fruit trees.
  • For all those who used to race their soap box cars and sledged down the Crags, there’s a move to reinstate these fun activities. And should Health and Safety wipe that out, radio-controlled model racing is another idea being mooted.
  • Meanwhile, consideration is being given to getting in a plantlife expert, to take a foraging tour of the Crags, showing people how to distinguish edible plants, fruits and mushrooms, from the more dangerous stuff!
  • And general nature and history walks through the area are being considered – again with expert guides to point out plants, flowers and the local natural and industrial history sites.

Meanwhile, the recent Night Walk along the Crags was such a big success that it is to become an annual event.

Over to you! Have you an idea for using the area?

Why not EMAIL us or better still come to our next Crags catch-up meeting!

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