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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Jun-2006 and 20-Jun-2006 Working Parties replaced two stiles by kissing gates just west of the B4098 at Corley Ash, and installed a new pedestrian gate as part of creating a permissive path to avoid use of a potentially dangerous stretch of the B4102 just south of Chapel Green.

Final checks on k/g where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash Sunday 18th Jun 2006
Final checks on k/g where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash Sunday 18th Jun 2006

June Achievements

We have installed kissing gates to replace the first just west of the B4098 at Corley Ash.  By the second gate we have have also installed a substantial sleeper bridge, which with associated earthworks we hope will eliminate a frequently muddy patch.  This is the first working party to start on the elimination of the worst difficulties on the 40-mile ACW route.

New k/g and sleeper bridge nearing completion, at the next boundary crossing             west of above
New k/g and sleeper bridge nearing completion, at the next boundary crossing west of above
Installed on Tuesday 20th Jun 2006

This month we also installed a new pedestrian gate (photo below) and erected a new Waymark post and notice as part of creating a permissive path to avoid use of a dangerous stretch of the B4102 on Circular Walk 20 just south of Chapel Green.  See Footpath Update CW20 for more details and photos.

New pedestrian gate on the Permissive Path being created to avoid use of the             B4102
New pedestrian gate on the Permissive Path being created to avoid use of the B4102
Installed on Tuesday 20th Jun 2006

Unfortunately (new or upgraded) self closing springs still need retro fitting to some of the wooden gates on the After Tea walk.  New supplies to allow this were delivered, but were of the unsatisfactory 6 inch type.  Activities are ongoing to try to get 8 inch or 10 inch springs.  I am unable to make a sensible prediction of when this will be fully resolved, but have worked out a method for using the 6 inch type if necessary, but feel this could be a less than fully satisfactory solution - it could however be an adequate short term fix.

Plans

The next Sunday session will be on:
Sunday 23rd July 2006 at 10:00 am to about 1:00 pm
Meet at stile 6 : GR 286 861 - see Map17.
Park : INSIDE the metal field gate about 100m N past stile 4 going 
         towards Fillongley, then drive c.200m to park near the old barn.
 
Task : to replace stiles 6 and 7.

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 evolved.

Dates for the rest of 2006 are then as follows:

  • 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 information. 


 


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