On 19-Oct-2016 a WP installed a new set of
steps near Lavender Hall Fishing Lakes, on 21 Circular Walk 2.
The Steps before (view from bottom) :
(view from top) 19-Oct-2016
These two photos by Aaron of
Site 1 SW. Installed a new set of
steps to replace the dangerous old
Site 1 is where we installed a kissing gate on
21-Sep-2016. The k/g was debatably the
last stile on Walk 2 (BUT there are 2
stiles at Site 3, where for most people there is a
narrow gap beside each of them, plus another
stile where the path reaches Spencer's Lane at Carol
Green which at one time was bypassed by a gap, but for recent
years the gap is usually blocked by a locked f/g).
However one of the worst objects in the way of walkers
was the very rough steps on the South West side of Site 1, and
we always said that we should rebuild a good set of steps to
replace the hazard on the same day we replaced that last
stile! We failed, but only by one month!
The new steps were carefully planned, and to save cost we
used six good second hand steps from stiles we had replaced
with k/gs - including two from the Sep-2016 WP. SMBC
supplied us with stakes to support the steps and about 2 tons
of stone for making a good draining filling and a good
surface. Then all that was needed was most of our stock
of screws and plenty of good volunteers.
Aaron email "Thank you for your efforts this morning! And
for those of the team. Once again, a brilliantly successful
day out and I am delighted with the outcome."
Aaron must also be thanked. Not only did he make the
arrangements, but helped with the work while he waited for the
delivery of the second ton of stones!
Deep discussions about future
Final bag of stones being carried to the
gate : 19-Oct-2016
Site 1 NE. Made a temporary stone path over
the blocked Culvert.
Just NE of the Kissing Gate installed in Sep-2016, we
discovered that the culvert going under the Footpath and Farm
Track is blocked. This makes the ditch upstream
overflow, making parts of the meadow and the Footpath and Farm
Track often flooded or at least muddy.
SMBC and the landowners know about it, and are working on
the best plan to repair the situation.
As a temporary fix, we made the path a narrow but thick
layer of stones, but with a small gap (about one foot wide and
one foot deep, but half filled with stones) to let flood water
trickle over the path and walkers to step over the
Temporary Stoned path & "Shallow
ditch" : 19-Oct-2016
Sites 2 & 3 Waymark Posts
Two new Finger Posts
were installed to act as Waymark Posts at these sites.
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We had 7 volunteers to work, plus help from Aaron.
A day of fine sunny weather,
with not a drop of rain. We finished at 13:25 - just 5
mins before last orders for hot food at the on site cafe, so
half the team went up and ordered for the whole team while the
other half packed up the tool wagons. A very satisfying
The next WP is due on on Wednesday 16th November 2016 -
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 16th November
2016 at 9:30
am to about 1:00 pm
||On CW 03 from Tanners Lane (GR 264
to Duggins Lane (GR 266 776)
||Near to Site 3
(Probably most cars must be parked (with due
considerations of the residents) in the Housing
roads off Duggins Lane )|
||Site 3 (see also note 1
Replace Stiles with 3 K/G (Sites 2
see Map for
Notes re WP:
- Tool wagons and SMBC vehicles
may be able to park in Kinorigo factory
next to Site 3
- The map is a Google Map (because
Bing Map new version is not working for new maps now) and Google
Maps are adequate, but will for some people not be visible without
logging on as a Google User.
If you are one of those,
please let me know. Instead of
above link use the fixed view for ACWA WP
16-Nov-2016 I have put on this site.
- The 2 stiles by site 1 will be replaced by 1 k/g on another WP
in due course.
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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.