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On 17-Jun-2015 a WP cleared a stretch of blocked path on CW16 leaving Bennetts Road North (GR 314 853) .

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A few views of the blocked path from start and every few metres along the fence - 17-Jun-2015

June Achievements

This path was reported as completely blocked, and at first sight looked jut that!  The hedge on the left had grown to reach the fence on the right with any spaces remaining filled with nettles.

Attacking first with our battery powered hedge trimmer, followed by loppers &/or shears, then saws soon made a path adequate to get access to complete the task.

A second team started at the far end (reached by an unofficial bypass behind the hedge) met the first team.  Then both teams tidied up & achieved a good path  over the full length of the fence.

The Hedge Cutter worked superbly, used almost continually in use for most of the 2.5 hrs. it took.  Two batteries just about finished the main planned task, but the third battery was needed for the last 10 minutes.  I then took over again and used a bit more of the 3rd battery to clear all the nettles etc on either side of the path through the spinney.  Suggestions were we should buy another Hedge Cutter and one more battery to ensure we can deal with other big tasks we felt were coming!

Team 1 making rapid progress - 17-Jun-2015

All tasks completed by by about Noon.  Some of us went back to the Hare & Hounds and enjoyed a good lunch.

Simon (CCC) went back later to use their long reach hedge trimmer to deal with the hedge above 7 foot or so, leaving ready for the farmer to trim the other side of the hedge without spoiling the path! 


The next WP is due on on Wednesday 15th July 2015 - Circular Walk 3 from point leaving Cromwell Lane.  

The Walk 20 tasks will be limited to new WMP & WM, and will be done by SMBC with no need for our help. 

  Wednesday 15th Jul 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Circular Walk 3
Park at: Peeping Tom pub car park
Meet at: As above (or at site of WMP)

Resetting of WMP leaving Cromwell Lane and clearing vegetation and hedges for as far as needed.  The worst part is about 100 yards at after the end of the enclosed section, but we will go as far as needed if time allows.

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

  • 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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