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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 12-Mar-2014 a WP installed two k/g on Circular Walk 3 & 3A, between Hodgetts Lane and Duggins Lane.

 First k/g near Duggins Lane nearing completion : 12-Mar-2014

March Achievements

On 12-Mar-2014 a WP installed two metal kissing gates on Circular Walk 3 & 3A.

The first k/g was near Duggins Lane, just after Walk 3 crosses the railway bridge.  The ground was hard digging with lots of stones and concrete to overcome, but the gate fitted the site very neatly with a gentle slope down from the railway bridge into to luscious parkland.

The second k/g was on Hodgetts Lane, was easier but plenty of stone and an electric Fence wire passing under the site to negotiate.

 Second k/g, with the hedge on the left : 12-Mar-2014

An interesting planned feature of this site is a proposal that the field to right of the path could become a "solar park" with 4000 solar panels!  The path would be returned to the more direct route close to the hedge on the left,  constructed to provide a wide track with a new hedge to the right screening the view of the solar panels. 

We used the step from the old stile to build a seat from where you can for now view the open grassland and ponder things maybe to come!

 Second k/g, with the field destined to become a solar park : 12-Mar-2014

A fine working day, finished off by a good lunch at The Bell Inn, Station Avenue.


The next full session planned will be on:

  Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Circular Walk 3, between Duggins Lane and Cromwell Lane
Park at: Peeping Tom pub car park (or for tool truck near Site 1 )
Meet at: Site 1
Task(s): Replace two stiles with two metal kissing gates
     see Map for details

The probable 2014 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Apr-Nov) will be:

  • 16-Apr-2014
  • 21-May-2014
  • 18-Jun-2014 
  • 16-Jul-2014
    • 20-Aug-2014
    • 17-Sep-2014
    • 15-Oct-2014
    • 19-Nov-2014

    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.

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