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On 17-Aug-2016 a WP did more clearance work on CW 3. Main task was finishing of the new route over the old Football Fields, and also created 3 more gullies.

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The new Definitive route viewed from approach to Gap 2 : 20-Aug-2016
a. from distance with zoom view         &        b. from nearly there, showing the well cleared hedge

August Achievements

On 17-Aug-2016 a WP did more clearance work on CW 3, from leaving Cromwell Lane to the new k/g installed by KFPG. The tasks included:

1.  The completion of the new Definitive route over the old Football Fields.  

The main activities were Strimming completion and removing most of the rough tufts of grass, resulting in a very much improved path to walk on. 

3.  We dug three more gullies to drain part of the short but very muddy stretch thro' the Juniper tunnel into the ditch to the east, using the soil dug up to add to the path level to try to ensure good drainage.

We were unable to dig sufficient to achieve the path surface raised enough because digging was hard.  When the ground is a bit softer, we will widen the gullies so they last longer, and use the spoils to raise the path a bit higher.  Longer term it may be best to add a stone surface.

Looking West through Gap 2, using flash to make the Way Mark visible : 20-Aug-2016

We only had 4 volunteers to work on this day, one of whom had started work by 9:15 am.   We also had one more who delivered the Fist Aid kit - I put this in my Rucksack, having meant to put my camera on top, but left it in the car.  Thus the photos were all on a separate trip on 20-Aug!

Another day when the morning weather was good, and by Noon it was much too hot.  We finished by Noon and 2 of us tried the Scottish beer at the Hickory's Smokehouse, with the 3rd having a pot of "Breakfast Tea" - but all felt too hot for food again.


The next WP is due on on Wednesday 21st September 2016 - Replacing 2 Stiles with K/Gs near Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes - details below..

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 21st September 2016 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm

Location: Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes (GR 243 778).  Access from Lavender Hall Lane along private track (see Map)
Park at:

Near Fishing Lakes BUT respect the Fisherman's usage (see Map for 4 possible parking sites)

Meet at:

Near Site 1 or the Tool Wagon parking space (see Map)


Replacing 2 Stiles with K/Gs plus improving steps up from K/G1
         see Map for details 

We just need to be sure not to interfere with fishermen's parking spots.  There will be a fishing competition on that day, so please:

  1. Share cars when possible to minimise need for parking spaces
  2. Park in places a bit further away if you don't have tools etc. to carry.

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The probable 2016 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as agreed at the AGM) will be:

  • 21-Sep-2016  
  • 19-Oct-2016
  • 16-Nov-2016
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.

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