On 21-May-2014 a WP installed three k/g on
Circular Walk 2, between the western end of Old Waste Lane
and Barretts Lane.
First k/g near Old Waste Lane complete : 21-May-2014
On 21-May-2014 a Working Party installed three
k/g replacing three stiles, all on Circular Walk 2 between
the western end of Old Waste Lane and Barretts
Lane. The first k/g at Site 1 next to Old Waste
Lane was easy to install, but involved a fairly steep slope going
through the gate. To make it look good from both sides the
gate was installed higher at the road end, but the gate was then
made lamb-proof by adding wooden extension at the bottom - see photo
The second site was a routine replacement of the stile, and
although started last was finished soon after site 1.
The third site we thought was going to be difficult because the
stile had a tall Ash tree within a metre, and the tree had large
roots above the surface of the path on both sides of the stile (See
photo below for example roots just beyond the stile step), with the
risk that the space between them may not be enough to fit in the
k/g, especially if more roots were found only just below the
surface. We therefore made sure we had a strong team at that
site (with only two cars) and with a full set of tools. We
started by digging three holes, being prepared to move them if any
found roots. With good luck, all three holes were easy to dig
and then adjust so the gate and the third hole could be located with
adequate clearance from the large roots, but also with the gate
hinge end joining to the original stile post. Before filling
in any of the three holes, we then removed the Hawthorn "Tree" and
dug the fourth hole exactly in line for the other three holes.
All holes then filled in and bolts tightened.
Eureka - Kissing Gate 3 completed!
Site 3 :
Roots just beyond the stile step: 21-May-2014
Stile : 21-May-2014
The k/g nearly completed :
To finish off Site 3, we then erected the fence, leveled the path
surface so that none of the roots are now above ground, and
made a seat - all of which look good!
A dry and sunny day made working a pleasure. All tasks
completed by 12:45, and all packed up by just about 1:00. We
then again went to the Peeping Tom pub and enjoyed a good lunch.
The next full session planned will be on:
June 2014 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm|
||West of Chadwick End with a
meeting/parking place on Netherwood Lane (wide grass verge) at
GR 201 732 on the Coventry & Warwick Explorer map
||As above, park on grass
Replace 2 stiles with k/k, plus maybe a
small sleeper bridge
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.