Victorian Orchard Ide

I am delighted that Ide Parish council have successfully purchased the Victorian Orchard for the community. It is now fully open to the public and I had my first walk round last week.

I hadn’t appreciated the great views over the village and the valley of the Alphin brook towards Pocombe hill, it is lovely. A chunk of green space near the centre of the village, fully open to the public to wander, and protected from development in perpetuity. A great result, huge congratulations to all who are helping in this project.