Early October two small WP did more path clearing. On
21-Oct-2015, a full WP cleared the path Hodgett's Lane to bridge
over Greenway - Part of Walk 3A.
Part of the cleared path 03A, with the ditch on
the NW side : 22-Oct-2015
Note: All photos were
taken on day after the WP. I visited the next day and
found Phill there as I took above picture, and discussed the
ditch problem in more detail.
In early October two small WP did more path clearing:
- On 01-Oct-2015. JohnA/Bernard carried
out a full check and actions as practical on Walks 2 &
- On 16-Oct-2015. BobC + Bill +
Barry + Simon were back at "CW16 leaving Bennetts Road North"
to add two new WMP a bit further on plus a bit more
On 21-Oct-2015 the main WP cleared the path
Hodgett's Lane to bridge over Greenway - Part of Walk 3A, and
then continued beyond the Greenway to clear parts of the path to
junction with Walk 3 and back down Walk 3 nearly to Beanit
Farm. With two fully functioning Hedge Trimmers and a reliable
Strimmer, supported by a Lopper and saws for the odd tree and
Slashers, most of the clearing was completed.
The other task we started on was restoring the flow of
water from the ditch going through a pipe under the
path. The ditch on the NW side just before the pipe was
cleared and delivered lots of water up to and into the
pipe. Unfortunately we could not locate the outlet of
the pipe, or even work out where it should get to. By
the time Phill arrived and told us, time did not let us
complete the task.
The pipe apparently goes under the path at an angle,
and then used to flow into the ditch on the SE side of
the path, with the water flowing NE to about 80 metres
from the road where the ditch turns right and takes the water
into a pond/ marsh/ sunken new woodland.
The ditch near the pipe is filled for several metres
with stones and soil which is what foiled us, and then made
finding the end of the pipe not achieved. Maybe we will
return another day!
See Updated Map
for details of ditch.
The ditch on the SE side : 22-Oct-2015
The pond/marsh/sunken/woodland :
Afterwards some of us went to the Peeping Tom pub for lunch.
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Details
Note that the WP to build the new boardwalk to extend
the "long bridge to mud" to reach dry grass, north of Carol Green
will not be possible until 2016.
||Wednesday 18th November
2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||ACW route beside A444 Bedworth Bypass
- GR from 347 865 then north for c.300 metres|
||On Dalton Road or Delemere Road -
being sure not to block residents in of course.|
||As above or on working
Thorough clearing of path at least 2
The probable 2016 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov is
agreed at the AGM) will be:
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251
for further information.