On 22-Jun-2016 a WP replaced 2 stiles
with 2 k/g on CW02 on Baulk Lane and added a Sleeper Bridge to
replace the climb down rough steps then up out of a ditch.
The Stile & Ditch before
- 17-Jun-2016 ........ then ..... The k/g &
Sleeper bridge after: 22-Jun-2016
On 22-Jun-2016 a WP replaced 2 stiles with 2 k/g on
CW02 at Baulk Lane and added a Sleeper Bridge to replace the
climb down rough steps down then up a slippery slope out of the
ditch. Because of the lack of parking space our eight
volunteers shared five cars to arrive at this work site, needing an
early start for 2 of us to cut the hedge back so the cars were all
just about on the grass verge.
The First k/g
Three of us then continued with hedge and vegetation clearing to
find then take out the old stile and replaced it with a kissing gate
while the other two of us installed the new sleeper bridge.
Lots of roots made the task interesting to design the layout as
we explored the detailed root pattern, taking out any in the way,
but leaving the biggest roots.
The result was a significant improvement, with appreciation shown
by users, including one with two dogs making use of the bridge while
we were still making sure the layout would work - nails were then
We also made the Finger post vertical again.
The Second k/g
The Stile before on
17-Jun-2016 ........ then ................. The k/g after:
The second task was a straightforward replacement of a simple
stile with a standard k/g, with no roots to make the work harder -
just a lot of stones from an earlier field gate and farm vehicle
The rain showers that had been forecast did not materialise and
we were able to complete the task by c. 1:00pm without getting
wet. Four of us then drove to The Brickmaker's
Arms, (just 250 metres past Berkeswell Station railway
bridge) for a good lunch.
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 20th July 2016 - Circular
Walk 3 from point leaving Cromwell Lane. 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 later in 2016.
||Wednesday 20th July
2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||Circular Walk 3, from leaving Cromwell
Lane to the new k/g installed by KFPG.|
Hickory's Smokehouse (was Peeping Tom)
pub car park
As above (or at site)
1. The creation of the new route
over the old Football Fields.
2. A repeat
of the clearance of the path from Cromwell Lane to the 1st new
gap into old playing fields.
3. (Probably) Dig a
number of gullies to drain the short but very muddy stretch
thro' the Juniper tunnel into the ditch to the east, and
building the path level up to try to ensure good
4. (If volunteers & time allow)
Any other overgrown part of the enclosed path from the 2nd new
gap and the new k/g installed by KFPG.
see Map for
The probable 2016 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as
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.