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ACWA Working Party

On 21-Nov-2007 a Working Party installed three new gates and one new Waymark Post on ACW 40-mile route at Barnacle.

Admiring the New Kissing Gate : 21-Nov-2007
Admiring the New Kissing Gate : 21-Nov-2007

November Achievements

On 21-Nov-2007 a Working Party a new kissing gate to replace a stile at the far side of the field to the west of the entrance to Barnacle Hall (GR 387 845) and a new Waymark Post in the field between this k/g and Barnacle Village (GR 387 846).  This Waymark Post marks the point where Circular Walk 15A leaves ACW, and has been a missing landmark on Walk 15A for a long time.

Walking back to Barnacle along the wide grassy field boundary, past the new Waymark Post : 21-Nov-2007
Walking back to Barnacle along the wide grassy field boundary,
past the new Waymark Post : 21-Nov-2007

On the same day we installed one new kissing gate and one new pedestrian gate at the western end of Spring Road, Barnacle GR 386 849).

All above are on ACW 40-mile route, and on Circular Walks 14 and 15.

This was a good days work, covering the tasks originally planned for October and November.  We worked entirely in the dry, on a mostly cloudy day but at warmer temperatures than we might expect in November, and finished by 3:30pm.  Another satisfying day! 

New Kissing Gate and Pedestrian Gate at end of Spring Road : 21-Nov-2007
New Kissing Gate and Pedestrian Gate at end of Spring Road : 21-Nov-2007

Plans

The next session will be on:

Wednesday 16th Jan 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: ACW route just south of Bubbenhall
Meet at: Old School Lay-by, Bubbenhall (GR 363 722).  We will then go in only one or two cars to the lane just south of the site, where parking space is very limited.
Task(s):

Replace two stiles with k/g (GR 357 721 & GR 358 722), just before and after the barn. (see Map for details)

Our plans for future working parties are to continue to place some effort in improving the remaining difficulties on the 40-mile walk and other circular walks, but to give more priority to creating further stile-free short (3 to 5 mile) circular walks.  Work on CWCW 17A started in February 2007, but will now not be complete till 2008.

Dates for 2008 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The provisional expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 16 Jan
  • Wednesday 20 Feb
  • Wednesday 19 Mar
  • Wednesday 16 Apr
  • Wednesday 21 May
  • Wednesday 18 Jun
  • Wednesday 16 Jul
  • Wednesday 20 Aug
  • Wednesday 17 Sep
  • Wednesday 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 19 Nov

Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

Please contact John Green on 024 7650 3044 for further information.

 


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