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"Living Walls" : National Hedgerow Week from 6th to 12th May 2024

by jonathangilliatt | April 23, 2024, 3:13 p.m.

National Hedgerow Week


Did you know that the hedgerows throughout Britain created over thousands of years signified livestock barriers & property boundries up and down the land and form rich habitats for many varieties of flora and fauna? These hedgerows also show off an unrivalled landscape across Britain which entice not only thousands of species of insects, and other wildlife and plants but they also posess extremely powerful naturally occurring properties. If managed correctly these hedgerows  could potentially provide some of the  vital defences to help ward off the effects of climate change especially carbon capture and rewilding (which is what we are working on in our church grounds at St James').

It is claimed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology that Britain has 400,000km of historic hedges - enough to go around the globe 10 times!

When available you could arrange a tower climb with our Tower Bell Captain Nicki Dromgoole at St James' Church. The  views from the bell tower will provide you with an appreciation for the hedgerows across the ancient village of Christleton and beyond! Please see the link below for Bell Tower details.


Waitrose & Partners "Free Weekend" newspaper publication, Issue 693, page 5 (18th April 2024) [Accessed electronically April, 2024] [Accessed electronically April, 2024] [Accessed electronically April, 2024]

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