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ACWA Working Party

On 17-Jan-2008 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates on ACW 40-mile route just south of Bubbenhall.

The gate north of the barn during installation, with Jenny Davidson and the ACW team : 15-Jan-2008
The gate north of the barn during installation, with Jenny Davidson and the ACW team : 15-Jan-2008

January Achievements

On 17-Jan-2008 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates to replace stiles two stiles with k/g (GR 357 721 & GR 358 722), just before and after the barn on the path approaching Bubbenhall from the south.

This stretch of path is used by ACW 40-mile route, ACWCW 7 and Centenary Way.  This stretch is also about to be shared with the new Shakeapeare's Avon Way - an 88 mile, long distance footpath, currently nearing launch date.  We were joined on this working party by Jenny Davidson as she passed along waymarking the new route (see photo above, and the Avon Way waymark on the second gate in photo on the right.  This waymark is of a new type being supplied by WCC to mark all the official long distance paths - ACW version will be seen soon, and will then progressively replace the old "sticker" version used at present.)

 
Waymarks : 15-Jan-2008
Waymarks

This was another satisfying days work.  By some good luck, we had chosen the wonderful sunny day, sandwiched between a weeks worth of very wet days - we arrived to find the road to the south running with water, and the ditch beside it looking more like the river Avon.  (The Avon at Ryton looked more like Lake Windermere, and at Tewkesbury looked like an ocean!)  However conditions were excellent to working, and we finished by 1:00pm, cleaned our boots in the stream running down the road and moved to the pubs in Bubbenhall to collect data for the new Accommodation and Refreshments pages about to be published.

The gate kit south of the barn being checked before installation started : 15-Jan-2008
The gate kit south of the barn being checked before installation started : 15-Jan-2008

The gate south of the barn installed, complete with a new seat made from the old stile : 15-Jan-2008
The gate south of the barn installed, complete with a new seat made from the old stile : 15-Jan-2008

Plans

The next session will be on:

Wednesday 20th Feb 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: ACWCW 5 route just south of Baginton
Meet at: Riding Stables car park, off Church Road, Baginton (GR 344 745). 
Task(s):

Build a ballast path to solve the problem of mud on the path near the slab bridge (GR 343 745  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 rest of 2008 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are therefore:

  • 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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