The Raking Pit

Villagers enjoy a January clear-up in 1991.

The Raking Pit, situated on the road leading to Poringland, is an area of just over an acre which was originally dug to extract gravel for use on the highways in the early 19th. century. Once it was exhausted, the pit was left to fill with water and then became overgrown.

In 2011 Caistor St. Edmund Parish Council received a grant of £10,000 from the lottery (Awards for All) to open up and improve the Raking Pit, a long neglected area of the village.

Working closely with the Norwich Fringe Project the award will be spent on reviving the site and turning it into a village amenity. Providing a woodland walk, wood carvings, and information boards around the pond where people can relax and enjoy the natural setting.

(Pic's . Mike Fordham).

See also Raking Pit History.

(Pic's. Andy Wright).

Tree / hedge planting

The tree planting group at the Caistor Raking pit on Sunday 9th. March 2014, under the guidance of tree warden Paul Chapman.

The plants were supplied by The Conservation Volunteers ,Big Tree Plant Scheme.

(Pic,s Mike Fordham).

The launching of the new Duck House 15th. February 2022.

Made and presented by Poringland Men's Shed.