On 19-Feb-2014 a WP installed two k/g at Mill
Farm, Bradnocks Marsh Lane. This is not an ACW walk, but
path links to the k/gs we installed on WP82 8-May-2013.
Wooden k/g : 19-Feb-2014
On 19-Feb-2014 we put in a wooden kissing gate and a metal
kissing gate. Both are on the land of Mill
Farm, Bradnocks Marsh Lane, Solihull.
The Wooden k/g is on the same path where we installed
two k/gs on WP82 8-May-2013, and the farmer tells us that
the improved bridge and drainage system, that we also
did, have proved excellent in dealing with this winters rain.
The Wooden k/g was as usual a long task, taking time to drill all
the holes for the hinges before we were joined by the team who had
completed the metal k/g and speedily dug all the remaining holes and
erected the "hoops", made good the fence and finished off by adding
way marks and installing an ACWA label.
The site was by the Lane and the driveway to the farm, where we
were able to park our cars in very smart surroundings. The
farmer also supplied us with bacon butties mid-morning, and let us
have a look at his garden, woodland and lake sloping down to the
- o -
The metal k/g was about 100 yds south, also by the lane but close
to a stream feeding the Blythe and right next to a ditch with fast
flowing water helping to fill the stream and drain the marsh.
The team, all smartly dressed in the yellow Hi-viz jackets supplied
by SMBC, made short work of installing the k/g, clearing the ditch
and checking out the beginning of the path following the Blythe
Metal k/g : 19-Feb-2014
An excellent day, with fine weather, dry working
conditions and well looked after. The only sad point was
that we again finished too late to go the The Bulls Head at
Barston for lunch - we must find a shorter task for another return
visit! Some of us did however return to the Bear at Berkswell
for a light lunch of mostly just a starter or just a dessert!
Due to other commitments, the WP
for March will now be on Wednesday-12-Mar.
The next full session planned will be on:
March 2014 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm|
||Circular Walk 3 & 3A, between
Hodgetts Lane and Duggins Lane|
||Hodgetts Lane, on the NE side of the
Lane (on left side driving from Carol Green to Burton
Green), finding good spots to get as well off the road as
possible, and spread out so passing stretches are available
for other users of the lane.|
||Site 1 (GR 263 769), then
agree who form a second team who drive to Duggins Lane and
walk to Site 2 (GR 267 774)|
||Replace two stiles with two metal
The probable 2014 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Apr-Nov)
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251
for further information.