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 :
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
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
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
But despite this, all work was finished by 01.00 when most
of us went for lunch at the "Malt Shovel" in
Site 2 k/g & s/b
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"
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.
PlansThe 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|
||Volunteer team leaders will let you
Clearance &/or Repair work in small
The probable 2015 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as
now agreed) will be:
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645
5251 for further information.