ACWA Working Party
On 20-Oct-2010 a Working Party replaced 2 stiles by k/g and built
one new large s/b on Circular Walk 2 between Kenilworth
Greenway and Old Waste Lane.
old stile, the new seat and the new s/b viewed from the south :
The new sleeper bridge spanned the muddy ditch at the other side
of the first field after leaving the Greenway (GR 256 767). It
also replaces the stile which was on the original definitive path,
but was seldom used because of the even wider & wetter muddy
ditch in the hedge before it. We therefore also converted the
stile to a fence, and made a seat from the step.
Crossing the new s/b : 20-Oct-2010
The s/b was two sleepers wide x 1½ sleepers long, with
wooden supports at each end and at the join. The sleepers were
new timber, but about the same size as main line old sleepers -
hence the "large" description above (but not massive as the s/b
done on 15-Sep-2010!).
The first k/g between the old s/b &
the slope/steps up to
the field, viewed from the north :
The first k/g replaced a stile across the second field after
leaving the Greenway (GR 255 766). The stile had to
be fitted in between an old s/b, the "steps" up to the third field
and the hedge straight ahead and the hedge on the bank to the
left. This involved a lot of digging space in the bank and
some careful orientation and construction of a linking fence.
We were pleased with the end result, which also leaves space to
replace the old s/b which will be needed before too long.
The second k/g, just before the narrow
wide drive down to Old Waste Lane :
The second k/g replaced a stile just before
the narrow path and wide drive down to Old Waste Lane
(GR 254 765). This also needed careful orientation
and construction of a step to deal with the change of levels
previously handled by the stile.
See updated Map
for Details of locations.
In spite of our working team being only 7 to
cover all three sites, all was completed by 13:50 - another
satisfying mornings work, followed by a return to the Peeping Tom
The next session planned is:
November 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||Windmill Lane, Corley
Triangle opposite Bull and Butcher
pub. We will organise a shuttle service from here to
Site 1 if needed, or just walk the 0.45 miles down Watery Lane
and then Green Lane
Site 1 at the southern end of Windmill
Install two gates at the southern
end of Windmill Lane, Corley Moor
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 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