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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Nov-2009 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates and two new WMPs, on Circular Walk 10, the section approaching Brinklow from Kings Newnham.

4th new k/g on this project, looking NW : 18-Nov-2009
The proud team just completed the 4th new k/g on this project, looking NW : 18-Nov-2009

November Achievements 2 (cont. from WP News 48)

This was the second stage of making Path 83 (Brinklow to Kings Newnham) stile-free, following on from the WP on 21-Oct-2009 . The 4th new k/g on this project replaces the stile on the left of double f/gs (GR 443 797).

5th new k/g on this project, looking NW (4th k/g at end of path across field) : 18-Nov-2009
5th new k/g on this project, looking NW (4th k/g at end of path across field) : 18-Nov-2009

The 5th new k/g on this project replaces the stile "Over s/b, keep wood on right for 50m, then T/L thro' h/g & over s/b ..." (GR 344 796).  Both k/g were installed re-using the stile posts without moving them, and therefore having negligible work to do on the fences.  Both k/g had the WMP fitted to the existing posts in order to make them as visible as possible when crossing the fields towards them.

The first new WMP at the "T/L" point : 18-Nov-2009
The first new WMP at the "T/L"
point : 18-Nov-2009

 

The new WMP just after the "cross-field to far left corner of wood ahead.  Over s/b" : 18-Nov-2009
The WMPs just after the "cross-field to far left corner of wood ahead." : 18-Nov-2009

The first new WMP installed adds a WMP at a point where many walkers have missed the turn (GR 344 796) - maybe we will leave Bob there all the time pointing out the way to go?  The second new WMP (GR 345 795) replaced a previous post of great height, designed to in theory be visible from the beginning of the path 330yds across the field and slight hill.  The new one can definitely not be seen until half way across due to it's lower height, but the old one needed a telescope and a pretty good idea of where to look!

A good day, which started wet while driving there, but was then dry and warm (c.12degC) till we got to The Raven for lunch at about 1:00pm.  Yes, we really had finished work by 12:30, helped by a strong team (9 workers) and 4x4 access from Cathion lane to deliver the materials right to the sites by c.9:30.

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 20th January 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Brinklow
Park at: The Raven Pub (GR 436 796) car park
Meet at: The Raven Pub (GR 436 796) car park
Task(s):

Probably two k/g within walking distance of meeting place - more details may not be known till we meet!!
  See Map (since updated to include tasks done on 20-Jan)

 
It is likely that next year we will continue to meet on the third Wednesday each month from 20-Jan-2010 through to 17-Nov-2010.

The expected 2010 dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 20 Jan-2010 (Warwickshire)
  • Wednesday 17 Feb-2010 (Solihull)
  • Wednesday 17 Mar-2010 (Warwickshire)
  • Wednesday 21 Apr-2010 (Solihull)
  • Wednesday 19 May-2010
  • Wednesday 16 Jun-2010
  • Wednesday 21 Jul-2010
  • Wednesday 18 Aug-2010
  • Wednesday 15 Sep-2010
  • Wednesday 20 Oct-2010
  • Wednesday 17 Nov-2010
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

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


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