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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 20-Mar-2013 a WP installed 2 k/gs on Millennium Way about 350 yds SE after it crosses Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common.

The Two new k/g through the little wood nearing completion : : 20-Mar-2013
The Two new k/g through the little wood nearing completion : 20-Mar-2013

March Achievements

On 20-Mar-2013 a WP installed 2 k/gs on Millennium Way about 350 yds SE after it crosses Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common.  At this point the stiles which have ...

The Stiles before : 14-Mar-2013
The 2 Stiles before : 14-Mar-2013

    

The site of the Stiles after : 20-Mar-2013
The site of the 2 Stiles after : 20-Mar-2013

... been in use for many years were in poor condition AND not actually in the correct place but c. 20 paces further south.

The task therefore involved "closing" the stile way through, and re-opening the correct route by cutting a way through a "little wood" and installing two new metal kissing gates, plus making sure the waymarking we left would be extra clearly visible for any walkers using the route they have always used rather than reading the official map!

We used the cut sticks and trees to fill in the gap where the stiles had been.  (The Millennium Way team will be updating the information on their website as I write this!)

The Little Dragon? : 20-Mar-2013The new route through the wood offered opportunities to not only make the walk easier, but to highlight a few interesting relics found in the wood. Look out for the short length of iron fencing we found, and re-used to make good the boundary. 
 
Look closer and you will find the old field gate posts, and you will probably notice the skeleton of some animal - maybe a little Dragon, so maybe this will become "Little Dragon Wood"?

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 the survey visit and the WP.

Weather cold again, BUT NO RAIN!  We finished by 1:00 again and half of us got to "The Tipperary" (again, but first time since 22-Aug-2012 ) in time for an early but very welcome lunch.

Plans

The next full session planned is:

  Wednesday 17th April 2013 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location:

Circular Walk 20, just north of the Fillongley Road, Meriden bridge over the A45

Park at:

On the grass verge just north of the Fillongley Road, Meriden bridge over the A45 (GR 248 827)

Meet at:

As above.

Task(s):

Replace two stiles with metal Kissing Gates
  see Map for Details

The probable 2013 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov agreed at AGM) are:

       
  • 17-Apr-2013
  • 15-May-2013
  • 19-Jun-2013 
  • 17-Jul-2013
  • 21-Aug-2013
  • 18-Sep-2013
  • 16-Oct-2013
  • 20-Nov-2013
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.


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