ACWA Working Party
On 21-May-2006 a sixth Working
Party progressed the project to replace all stiles on
the "After Tea" walk from Stoneleigh. The walk is now stile free.
At the start of 2006 the walk included
a possible 12 stiles when all the field gates are
locked shut (a minimum of 9 at any time). After these six Working Parties there are Eleven less stiles. The twelth stile, "Stile
4" will not be replaced at present, but will be addressed when the
field gate is replaced. A likely solution is to fit
a new field gate, which incorporates a pedestrian gate.
Gate 7 the last gate to be completed, with a seat installed at the same time in memory of the stiles.
Installed on Sunday 21st May 2006
We have installed kissing gates to
replace "stile 7" and "stile 8". Thanks to the suggestion from KFPG, we also installed a seat, made from the step of one of the stiles.
Unfortunately (new or upgraded) self closing springs still need retro fitting to many gates. New supplies to allow this are due any day now, and we still hope all can be installed, together with a few minor finishing touches before the end of May, or certainly before the next full Working Party day.
The next Sunday session will be
Sunday 18th June
2006 at 10:00 am to about 1:00 pm
at stile 4 : GR 289 864 (where ACW leaves B4098 south
Fillongley - see Map17).
Park : INSIDE the metal field gate
about 100m N past stile 4 going
(I will bring tools,
and park on verge near gate if possible)
Task : to
replace stiles 4 and 5, and construct a new sleeper bridge
near stile 5.
We intend to make our next big project improvements to all
difficulties on the 40-Mile A Coventry Way route. Priority
will be given to features difficult for all, but over time we expect
this to include upgrading all stiles to kissing gates. Work is
also planned on some particularly difficult features of the 21
Circular Walks. More details later as our plans are
Dates for the rest of 2006 are then as follows:
- Sunday 23rd
July (Sunday 16th July
rearranged due to Godiva Festival that day)
- Sunday 20th August
- Sunday 17th September
- Sunday 15th October
- Sunday 19th November
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?
Please contact John Green
on 024 7650 3044 for further
Gate 6 as seen from the approach along the verge of Leamington Road, Stoneleigh
Installed on Sunday May 2006
For final "Before & After" photos and map covering the whole project, see
06-stiles-to-kg.pdf (c. 1600KB).