Message below received from Carol Green,
From: John Aylmer
Sent: Saturday, March
03, 2007 6:41 PM
Subject: Route 2 revisited
I revisited the stretch of Route 2 from Benton Green lane to
Carol Green today.
You really can't walk much of this without wellies. I suspected
as such, but any doubts were removed when I found that Benton Green
Lane itself was under water, at the point where the 'Way' leaves
route 1 to join route 2, see picture 1.
I took a few pictures by the stile at the lefthand turn by the
pond, which I suspect was the one reported to webmaster by a walker
recently, who couldn't cross it. There's a lot of mud. Water is
still trickling through the stile from the field to the north. There
is a ditch, but it appears to act as a moat with excess water
trickling out at either end. The nearby pond is at the same
Our (or Bill Day's) favourite s/b is far too short to provide
safety from the mud 2 fields on.
However it is after the right hand turn that it really gets wet.
The stream has broken over the banks, and taken a route through the
field at an angle across the Cov Way. To get from the stile to
footbridge (see 3.line 10 on page 20), you have to wade across.
Good to see on my return, two groups of youths out for a walk. I
warned one about the water, which excited them; "Please sir, please
sir can we go that way?" they implored of there leader. "Well, I'm
wearing wellies, - you are not, so of course we can" was his right