The blackberries are just pickable, but some are a bit bitter. There are plenty about along the towpath hedges. We picked over two pounds of blackberries and made four jars of jam. If we have not eaten all of it, this one is for you Sue. Sadly the thorny issue of waterway finance has not yet produced any fruit. When it does I suspect the best pickings will still be at the top with little benefit to the plant. Let us all hope that next year the sun will come out again to encourage new growth with fruit that is sweet. If we do not look after the plants the weeds will grow. Any gardeners out there are welcome to volunteer.