Cherry Fields - Community Picnic on Saturday 1st September 12.00 to 3.00am
After the success of last year we are holding another Community Picnic on Cherry Fields. As last year you will be able to enjoy
- live music
- craft activities
- try out the walks,
- look over the OASIS growing plot
- try out the bike track and see if you can do the fastest lap - there are prizes for all age groups - helmet (and pedal bike)required to compete
- a picnic in the open air.
Parking for the event - There is limited parking for blue badge holders on the site otherwise park at the Cherry tree or on the estate opposite and walk down.
Cherry Fields are on the south side of Fiskerton Road opposite the junction with Laburnum Drive and facilities include:
MTB / BMX bike track - The track includes jumps and berms but with a flater alternative for those not ready to tackle the harder jumps and ride up the berms. The track is in the lower field among the trees. Note it is strictly pedal power only so sorry no motor bikes.
Path to the Witham Bank - This all weather surfaced path allows no only walkers but wheelchair users, mobility scooters, pushchairs and pedal bikes to pass through the fields down to the new footbridge over the Delph. Once over the footbridge you can then scramble up and onto the bank of the River Witham and have access to the Viking way footpath that runs along it. This allows users to then walk along the Viking Way to either Fiskerton or Greetwell.
Woodland Path - This unsurfaced path runs amongst the trees planted on the eastern side of the fields. It is ideal for walkers and those with dogs.
OASIS (nee The Growing Plot) - An area of the lower field has been leased to OASIS, which is managed by Worth Unlimited (part of the Worth Foundation) with the aid of volunteers from the community. It is aimed at helping marginalised teenagers through Social and Therapeutic Horticultural Gardening to give them a better start in life. Note this area is not normally open to the public so please do not enter unless invited by a member of the OASIS staff.
Volunteers - if you would like to help with the site's maintenance and development then contact Barry Robinson on 807088.
Many more events are listed in the Cherry News which is delivered to every household in the village ten times a year.