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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 20-Sep-2017, a WP cleared more of the ditch and built up more of the path leaving Hodgett's Lane heading towards the Greenway.

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Before & After views looking up the ditch to the end : 20-Sep-2017

September Achievements

We got the remaining part of the ditch cleared and deepened, and some soil from the ditch was used to raise the centre of path to be higher than level water in a "full" ditch.

Our team of 6 achieved about what we expected, and we finished at c.13:00.

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At one point (about 50 yds. from the k/g) the ditch has a large tree next to the path side of the ditch, with roots making it impractical to make the ditch deeper.  On a return visit on 27-Sep-2017 Peter Page & Bernard measured the slope down to the tree and believe it is just about sufficient to get adequate flow.

Before thinking about refining the level of the path and construction of the path gutter, we must take more measurements and photos.  We plan to have a small "planning WP" to measure key heights and devise a plan for the next WP at this site.

We will certainly need another WP (maybe two) to move a lot of soil from the ditch (depth &/or width in places) to raise the level of the path where needed, and in some places more clearing of the vegetation.


The next WP will be on Wednesday 18th October.  Details below:


Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm

Location: Near to Tantara Lodge, just OFF the Coventry Way (GR 347 724)
Park at: Parking along the lane will need to be on the grass verges.  You will just need to keep well in off the road if possible.
Meet at: Near k/g (GR 347 724)

The path that we will be clearing leaves the lane opposite where ACW leaves it and comes out near the bridge over the river at grid reference 344 724 (Cloud Bridge) 

Note 1 :  Please let Bob Carey know if you think you can make it.

Note 2:  Someone will  coming along and video us working.  This is a small part of the "Coventry City of Culture bid".

Note 3:  This path is not part of ACW Route, but most years the odd participant misses the turn opposite Tantara Lodge, but then gets back
on course from Cloud Bridge!  On 19-Aug-2009 we installed the k/g near Cloud Bridge.

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The probable 2017 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as agreed at the AGM) will be:

  • 18-Oct-2017 
    • 15-Nov-2017 

    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.


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