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ACWA Working Party

On 23-Jul-2006 the Working Party replaced two more stiles by kissing gates west of the B4098 at Corley Ash.

The new k/g two fields west of where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash : Sunday 23rd Jul 2006
The new k/g two fields west of where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash : Sunday 23rd Jul 2006

July Achievements

We have installed kissing gates to replace the third and fourth stiles west of the B4098 at Corley Ash (stiles 6 & 7 on Map17 ).  By the gate 7 we have have also installed a new temporary (but substantial) sleeper bridge, which with associated earthworks we hope will eliminate another frequently muddy patch.  This bridge was constructed using beams recovered from the old ruined barn which has recently been demolished.  If this solves the muddy patch problem, we will eventually replace the beams with new treated sleepers as used for gate 5 - if not we will experiment further with more ditch improvements, then replace with new sleepers at a higher level.

The new k/g and sleeper bridge three fields west of where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash : Installed on Tuesday 23rd Jul 2006
The new k/g and sleeper bridge three fields west of where ACW leaves B4098 at Corley Ash
Installed on Tuesday 23rd Jul 2006

New or upgraded self closing springs have been retro fitting to the remainder of the wooden gates on the After Tea walk.  For some we bought new 8 inch springs, and for others adjusted the post and hinges to get gravity to help more.  I hope the overall result will be judged satisfactory.

Plans

The next Sunday session will be on:
Sunday 20th August at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Meet at stile 6 : GR 286 861 - see Map12.
Park : details to follow. 
Task : to replace stiles 6 and 7.

This is part of our project to make 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 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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