Small Jobs Day
Wadsworth Banks Fields and Scout Head woods
Heidi and Paul undertook two pieces of work today as part of Small Jobs Day that aims to clear the backlog of job sheets that has piled up during the lockdown period.
The first site was the footpath at the rear of Banksfield Estate, Mytholmroyd ascending uphill through Wadsworth Banks Fields. Several large stones had fallen off the adjacent dry stone wall causing obstruction to the footpath. These were removed and stacked away neatly. The area around the stile was cut back and signposted and loose wire fencing tucked in. The grass has grown tall on the path snaking its way uphill and needs strimming; a job for another day.
The second site was a pathway off Midgley Road leading down a flight of stone steps into Scout Head and down into Brearley Woods, part of one of the Midgley Village Walks. At the road entrance to this path we found a wooden bench where walkers climbing up the steep stone steps found some rest from their efforts. Burdock, Ivy and Nettle were encroaching this little haven so this was cleared followed by clearing and cutting back the 100 steps leading down into the wood.
This work funded from donations from a Luddenden resident.