On 17-Jun-2015 a WP cleared a stretch of blocked path on CW16
leaving Bennetts Road North (GR 314 853)
A few views of the blocked path from start
and every few metres along the fence - 17-Jun-2015
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
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
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 15th July 2015 - Circular
Walk 3 from point leaving Cromwell
The Walk 20 tasks will be limited to new WMP & WM, and will
be done by SMBC with no need for our help.
Jul 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||Circular Walk 3|
||Peeping Tom pub car park|
||As above (or at site of
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
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.