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ACWA Working Party

On 15-Oct-2008 a Working Party installed the two new kissing gates on the Kenilworth Golf Course to A46 section of ACW.  Later in the month we completed the waymark updates on ACW route from Stoneleigh to Stareton.

The k/g (@13:30) : 15-Oct-2008  The p/g it replaced (@09:13): 15-Oct-2008
The k/g (@13:30) and the p/g it replaced (@09:13): 15-Oct-2008

October Achievements

On 15-Oct-2008 the WP installed two kissing gates on the Kenilworth Golf Course to A46 section of ACW, both near Kingswood Farm (GR 316 731).

The photos above show one of the new k/gs and the pedestrian gate it replaces.  The pedestrian gate was an attractive wooden one installed by KFPG a few years ago, but still in good condition.  The landowner had added a prominent red sign imploring users to shut the gate, but many left it open and the horses got out, and therefore asked for a k/g.  Debatably it may have been "better" to make the p/g self close reliably, but the new k/g is probably even more reliable!  

The second new k/g viewed from the North : 15-Oct-2008  The Notice : 15-Oct-2008
The second new k/g viewed from the North, and close-up of notice : 15-Oct-2008

The second new k/g (photo above) replaced a wobbly stile where the path reached the fence of the A46 and turns left.  The new k/g and WMP were located so that the waymark post clearly shows the 90 deg turn approached from either direction.  We did however retain the landowners notice, which tried politely asking for users to follow the signs and treat the horses correctly.  I'm sure most of readers already did, but if you notice any who still can't read all the signs. please point them in the right direction!

Later in the month Bob C and Peter, on a number of individual visits, "completed" the WM update on the stretch of ACW from Stoneleigh to Stareton.  The only outstanding task is on the WMP just after crossing the River Avon, which has gone missing - probably connected to the felling of a very large oak tree, where the clearing up activities are still in progress.

Finger Post pointing back to Stoneleigh from Leamington Road K/g accross spinney to SE of Leamington Road, with path surface by gate improved to eliminate mud WMP and p/g on arrival at Stareton
Upgraded Waymarks on the stretch of ACW from Stoneleigh to Stareton : Oct-2008


Wednesday 19th November 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Brinklow
Meet at: Park in Village, then meet either:
 - at Stile in Ell Lane  (GR 438 796) or
 - at bottom of path starting next to The Raven Pub (436 796)
(If possible, agree with Bob C in advance which meeting point to use)

Replace two stiles with kissing gates at points 2 and 3
See Map for details of Locations & Tasks


Dates for 2009 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 21 Jan 2009
  • Wednesday 18 Feb
  • Wednesday 18 Mar
  • Wednesday 15 Apr
  • Wednesday 20 May
  • Wednesday 17 Jun
  • Wednesday 15 Jul 2009
  • Wednesday 19 Aug
  • Wednesday 16 Sep
  • Wednesday 21 Oct
  • Wednesday 18 Nov
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

    Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.


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