On 12-Jul-2017, a WP cleared the "Behind the hedge path" on east
side of B4455 south of Bretford. On 19-Jul-2017 a WP
cleared 3 sites of CW 18.
Entry from the south after the WP :
On 12-Jul-2017, a WP cleared the "Behind the hedge path"
on east side of B4455 south of Bretford.
Entry to the path from the south
was impossible just before the WP (05-Jul-2017 and several
See photo on right and compare it
with the photo above.
Entry from the south
BEFORE the WP :
The path has now been thoroughly cleared as shown on the
We cleared it by using the Battery Hedge Cutters to remove
the recent growth, then loppers to cut back many needing
it, then a saw for the few still needed This made a
two yard width of space from the fence to the hedge.
Hopefully this will allow a usable path for six months, and
then cleared with mostly just the Battery Hedge Cutters!
This still leaves a rather bumpy path in parts, but mostly
seem to be just because of sinkage following filling in the
Badger holes in early March. We will try and get back to
do this soon.
Two teams of 4 completed the main task, starting one team
from each end.
The wide path
headingg north after
the WP :
Entry from the North Before
& after the WP :
Note: The before view was taken at a
tighter angle - aiming for the right space allowed you to get
through the gate without much trouble. The gate can now
be seen from the same
The weather was very kind, stopping the
previous days rain by about midnight, making the ground dry by
starting time, and warming up by about Noon before we declared time
to call it a day! Four of us went to "The Queens Head at
Bretford" for a good lunch.
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On 19-Jul-2017, a WP cleared 3
sites on East side of Circular Walk 18
1. Bennetts Road (after point 5
& then 300 metres past Rock Lane)
The first photo is the kissing gate at the start of
the enclosed path. On our map (18) it starts about half way up
the path, where there is a fence/hedge starting going SE. We
had to clear from there to where the next fence goes almost
at the start after the jungle cut back to see it!
Electric Hedge Cutters done a good cut, but now BobC is at
work with Shears?
2. Church Lane enclosed path
(just after point 6)
Note the holly tree on the right. The others are
further along the enclosed path. The middle section was not
too bad, but both ends were overgrown.
The next Jungle - & the
3. Highfield Lane (near point 5)
Stiles by Radbrook Farm. The photo is the one at
point 5 on the map. We didn't get a "before" the photo of the
stile, but it was not too bad. The other one we had a job to
find, it was so overgrown. But we cleared it well.
A cleared path to the
A good days work for 7 volunteers! Other items
include sites which BobC & Barry completed late-Jul and
others will be fixed in August..
Two of the team went
to a pub for lunch and some others continued on item 3 until
The next WPs is due on Wednesday 16th August 2017. The plan
is to do Clearance Walk 16 (point 7) and
Stile Repair Walk 18 (just South of point 6) tasks
at two nearby sites..
Wednesday 16th August
2017 at 9:30
am to about 1:00 pm
||Walk 16 (point 7)
Bennetts Road North and |
Walk 18 (just South of point
||Bennetts Road North heading NE
into Miners Lane estate a few metres nearer
||Bennetts Road North heading SW
near start of the blocked path, then decide who will
move to Site 2|
Site 1 : Clearance Walk 16
(point 7) and
: Stie Repair Walk 18 (just South of
in 21 Walks plus book on paper or
If you want more detail. ask Bob Carey
or Peter Page
If you expect to come
and help, please tell
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The probable 2017 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.