On 20-Feb-2013 a WP installed another 2 k/gs + 2 sleeper bridges
on ACW Circular Walk 20 beyond point 6, near to Close Wood going
south west from Kinwalsey Lane.
NAAFI van arrived, two k/g
completed. drinks served : 20-Feb-2013
On Wed-6-Feb we held a small WP to fix two stiles and two wooden
gates, all between CP6 at Breach Oak Lane and The Laurels on
Coventry Road at Corley Ash.
This month's main tasks were to replace two stiles with new metal
k/gs on ACW Circular Walk 20 within quarter of a mile of point
6, near to Close Wood going south west from Kinwalsey Lane (GR
256844). Extra tasks were to build 2 sleeper bridges and dig
ditches to prepare for finalising the November tasks by adding
road-stone to the hopefully dried out mud.
Substantial sleeper bridge over
new canal : 20-Feb-2013
Near site 1 & well before NAAFI time, team 4 had completed a
substantial sleeper bridge and dug a canal so the ponds overflow
runs into the ditch before flooding the path. We used the two
new sleepers supplied, nailed to bearers recovered from the
step support posts from one of the stiles. An unplanned task,
but a great improvement on a path we found much wetter than in
At sites 3 & 4 conditions were much better, with sandy and
pine needle soil making digging holes easy. Teams 1 & 2
completed both stiles before NAAFI time (see photo at top, or of the
stile on SkyDrive link below).
Site 2 canal
& new small s/b: 20-Feb-2013
At site 2, we found November's little draining ditch had
disappeared, so team 3 got to work digging a "bypass
canal" for floodwater, and with a bridge-kit of three old stile
steps and two stile posts built a small sleeper bridge.
The mud in the k/g and nearby was still as bad as when we left
it in November, but we will now have to wait for it all to dry out
so the path can be levelled and road-stone surface made on our next
If you would like to see more photos of this WP, or
these here at larger sizes and higher definition, visit Sky
Drive where you will find photos from November
followed by those from February.
Weather cold, BUT NO RAIN! We finished by 1:00 and half of
us got to "The Queens Head" in time for an early but very
The next full session planned is:
March 2013 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm|
On Millennium Way about 350 yds after
it crosses Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common (GR 254
Lay-by on Kenilworth Road (Marker 2 on
Map - GR 255 746)
Lay-by as above to carry tools etc., or
Site 1 if too
Hard cutting back of hedge and installing Two kissing
gates, & maybe a small boardwalk, plus removing 2 old
stiles some 20 paces south then making good
The probable 2013 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov
agreed at AGM) are:
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251
for further information.