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ACWA Working Party

On 15-Sep-2010 a Working Party replaced or added 14 Way Mark Posts on the ACW path crossing Kenilworth Golf Course, and replaced the last stile with a k/g by the A46.  On 29-Sep-2010 a small WP installed a large metal k/g & massive s/b on Circular Walk 1 east of Pickford Green.

Workers and Golfers by the 13th Tee : 15-Sep-2010
Workers and Golfers by the 13th Tee : 15-Sep-2010

September Achievements

The main task was to improve the waymarking across the Kenilworth Golf Course, ensuring all the waymarks are new and firmly installed, with a few extra added to ensure navigation of this route is accurate - and will remain so.

A pleasant spot to work, and get the WMP absolutely vertical : 15-Sep-2010
A pleasant spot to work, and get the WMP
absolutely vertical : 15-Sep-2010

The waymarks were placed in locations agreed by both WCC and the Golf Course management, and we hope that no walkers or WMP will get lost from now on!

  

Four of the WMP through woods and crossing golf course fareways : 15-Sep-2010  
Four of the WMP through woods and crossing golf course fairways : 20-Sep-2010

The other task of the day was to replace the stile with a kissing gate where ACW turns to cross the A46 near to Stoneleigh.  This now completes all improvements on ACW in this area, and means ACW is stile-free from the Solihull border up to the series of stiles between Tantara Lodge and Bubbenhall.

In all a satisfying mornings work, followed by a return to the Cottage Inn for lunch.

   

The new k/g and massive sleeper bridge : 15-Sep-2010
The new k/g and massive sleeper bridge : 15-Sep-2010
The k/g and massive sleeper bridge completed, in spite of heavy rain : 15-Sep-2010

   

On 29-Sep-2010 a small Working Party installed a large metal kissing gate & a massive sleeper bridge at GR 277 813 on Circular Walk 1 east of Pickford Green. 

The kissing gate is a high accessibility one, and the sleeper bridge uses 8 full size railway sleepers for the deck, plus more for support.

This was the middle one of 5 old rickety wooden kissing gates planned to be replaced over the next few months.

   

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 20th October 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On the stretch of ACW between Old Waste Lane and the Greenway
Park at:

Old Waste Lane (GR 254 765)

Meet at:

Old Waste Lane or site 3

Task(s):

Install two gates and a small sleeper bridge
  see Map for Details


An extra WP has been planned for 1-Dec, when we will install a new kit-bridge across a stream just south of Dorridge on the Warwickshire/Solihull boundary!
 
The expected 2010 dates remaining are therefore now:

  • Wednesday 20 Oct-2010
  • Wednesday 17 Nov-2010
  • Wednesday 1 Dec-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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