On 19-Aug-2015 a WP cleared a range of blocked paths on CW07
& CW08 near to Stoneleigh, Cubbington and Bubbenhall
Starting on the closed path near Furzenhill Farm,
then at the pinch point near N. Cubbington
We formed two separate Teams, each with Battery Hedge Trimmers
and Loppers, Slashers, saws & a rake. Each team operated on
a number of sites.
Team A started between Leamington Rd Stoneleigh
& Stareton, then moved to Coventry Rd near Furzenhill Farm and
progressed towards Cubbington then finally doing a small task in
Bubbenhall before getting to Malt Shovel Bubbenhall for lunch.
The main clearance sites were to widen uphill stretch of FP
towards Stareton (ACW), then on the closed path near Furzenhill
Farm, followed by the pinch point near N. Cubbington Wood (as
in above pictures).
Team B reached all their sites from the the lay-by with
the Nursery School at Bubbenhall.
The first hours "plan" was to visit a number of sites on the
start of Walk 8 through Bubbenhall Wood then round the "gas field"
end of the Quarry site.
The bigger expected tasks in fact needed less attention than
expected (such as picture on right of the enclosed path by the
"gas field" - BobR had used one of the ACWA Strimmers and
done half the path before I could point my camera! But then
Bill used the Battery Hedge Trimmer on the hedge on the
right to make it remain clear a bit longer), but lots more
little ones (and a long walk!) meant it took 2 hours.
The next key area visited by a short drive to Shrubs Lodge at the
end of Pagets Lane, then a walk to Wappenbury Wood. Reaching
the wood we were surprised to find all the path through the wood
very well cleared. So instead we concentrated on the 150 metre
stretch just before the wood - this path is now almost as good as
the 600 metre stretch through the wood. Only problem was that
to do that took us until c.2:30, so when we reached the Malt Shovel
all they had to eat were packets of crisps - but an excellent
pint of beer was very welcome!
Just started (view from S); Finished (view from N; in
the Wood (view from N just after gate)
19-Aug-2015 for 1st
picture; 20-Aug-2015 for last two to avoid even more time
A successful day - even if a bit complicated! It even stayed
dry until Team 2 had got to the pub.
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Details
On 16-Sep-2015 there will now be no WP, partly due to many
volunteers not available but finally because the weather forecast
being very wet.
On 21-Oct the WP will probably to build a new boardwalk to extend
the "long bridge to mud" to reach dry grass, north of Carol
||Wednesday 23rd September
2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||Circular Walk7 leg to SW of Bubbenhall
Wood (GR 366 715)|
||A445 - SW end of Lay-by by Nursery
School, Bubbenhall (GR 363 722) |
Full clearance of this stretch of
see Map for
Details (Note; new version of Bing Maps
which I have not yet learned how to look as good as previous
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.