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On 05-Nov-2014 & 19-Nov we installed 1 kissing gate on ACW route and 3 k/gs plus a s/b on CW7A, all  just south of Bubbenhall, near Broomhill Farm.

 Site 1 k/g completed : 05-Nov-2014

November Achievements

Day 1 : 05-Nov-2014
At Site 1 we installed 1 kissing gate on ACW route.  This k/g completed replacement of all the k/g on this stretch, with a net effect that the first stile on ACW in Warwickshire is now nearly into Bubbenhall.

The stile this k/g replaced was a challenge to remove due to many bars of old metal gates incorporated as part of the stile, but was still the site to be finished first.

We also installed a 2nd kissing gate  plus a sleeper bridge on Circular Walk 7A, also just south of Bubbenhall, near Broomhill Farm.

Site 2 however was possibly more difficult with the team having to dig through a great deal of roots to set the gate and sleeper bridge in. 

We were however helped by a decision on the day to only install 1 k/g at this site instead of the 2 expected from previous plans.

But despite this, all work was finished by 01.00 when most of us went for lunch at the "Malt Shovel" in Bubbenhall.

 Site 2 k/g & s/b completed


Day 2 : 19-Nov-2014
Our final working party of 2014, on November 19th, was once again in the Broomhill Farm area near Bubbenhall.

This was our fourth and final visit to the farm where we have now installed nine kissing gates, all of them replacing very "tired" stiles.

This time we replaced two very "quaint" but narrow and difficult to climb stiles which are on Route A of Walk 7 in our Circular Walks Book. This has now made this walk almost stile free.

 The last k/g completed (viewed from Leamington Road) : 19-Nov-2014

We were very fortunate with the weather which was cloudy but dry, and when the work was completed just before 1pm and we walked back across the fields to the farmyard, the sun broke through as if to say "well done guys, a good job done".   We then had lunch at the Malt Shovel pub.


The next WP is due on on Wednesday 21st January 2015.  However none of our LA teams can offer us work.  If one or two of you could organise small teams to do a bit of clearance &/or repair work I'm sure you would get plenty of volunteers to help.

  Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Volunteer team leaders will let you know
Park at: TBA
Meet at: TBA

Clearance &/or Repair work in small teams .      

The probable 2015 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as now agreed) will be:

  • 21-Jan-2015 ?
  • 18-Feb-2015
  • 18-Mar-2015
  • 15-Apr-2015
  • 20-May-2015
  • 17-Jun-2015  
    • 15-Jul-2015
    • 19-Aug-2015
    • 16-Sep-2015
    • 21-Oct-2015
    • 18-Nov-2015

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

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