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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 2-Nov-2011 a Working Party installed 7 new or replacement WMP on ACW going north from Ryton, then on 16-Nov-2011 the main WP replaced 2 stiles with k/g on Back Lane to make Walks 1 &1A stile-free & repaired a Wooden k/g and stile nearby.

Many of the team, and one of the WMP : 01-Nov-2011
Many of the team, and one of the WMP : 01-Nov-2011

November Achievements

The 2-Nov WP replaced or installed 7 tall Waymarked Posts to clearly indicate the route to walkers and farmers of ACW where it crosses diagonally over fields between the A45 near Ryton-on-Dunsmore and just past the Sewerage works on the way to Wolston.  This should result in better re-instatement of the path by farmers, and more accurate use by walkers & runners.

k/g replacing stile where Walk 1A leaves Back Lane : 16-Nov-2011
k/g replacing stile where Walk 1A leaves Back Lane : 16-Nov-2011

The 16-Nov WP did 4 tasks near Back Lane where ACW & Walk 1A cross the Lane.

The first task completed was to replace the stile where Walk 1A leaves Back Lane with a k/g.  The challenge was to site the gate to avoid the large oak tree and the ditch, and leave adequate room for farm vehicles.  After agreeing the location, the task was completed in record time.

k/g replacing stile where ACWA leaves Back Lane : 16-Nov-2011
k/g replacing stile where ACWA leaves Back Lane : 16-Nov-2011

The second task completed was to replace the stile where ACW leaves Back Lane with a k/g.  The challenge was to site the gate so that it fitted in the narrow space between the f/g and the hedge.  This was solved by adapting a configuration we learned from WCC when we used it at WP on 18-Mar-2009, but in this case we build the fence as half of the cage.  The plan worked well, but we also had to dig out lots of the bank and hedge roots - but the end result was good, and finished by 1:00pm.

Returning from repairing the old stile : 16-Nov-2011
Returning from repairing the old stile : 16-Nov-2011

The third task was, at the request of the farmer, to repair the stile which for many early years was use by ACW - small breakaway teams visited about three times, leaving a much better stile repaired by parts from the stiles we had replaced.  The fourth task was repairing the cage of the wooden k/g found cracked on the way to the stile, and repaired by using the 3rd new fence rail liberated from task 2 because the earth bank of the hedge made it not necessary!

Another enjoyable and productive day.  Walks 1 and 1A are now stile-Free.  We finishing all the work a few minutes before 1:30 pm and then had yet another good lunch in The Bear at Berkswell.

Plans

The next full session planned is:

  Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Truggist Lane (GR 252 776), & Spencers Lane (GR 253 782),
Park at:

On track from above point heading towards Moat House Farm - point 3 on the map. Then ferry a second team to Spencers Lane site (about 0.7 miles away)

Meet at:

Truggist Lane (GR 252 776) - point 1 on the map

Task(s):

1. Install a wooden bridle gate at the site on Truggist Lane
2. Install a metal k/g at the Spencers Lane site
3. (& if time) Tidy up around the k/g & boardwalk on ACW
         See Map for Details

The probable 2012 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov) are:

  • 18-Jan-2012
  • 15-Feb-2012 
  • 21-Mar-2012 
  • 18-Apr-2012 
  • 16-May-2012 
  • 20-Jun-2012 
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  • 18-Jul-2012
  • 15-Aug-2012 
  • 19-Sep-2012 
  • 17-Oct-2012 
  • 21-Nov-2012 

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


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