Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The types of work volunteers do

Building Boardwalks across boggy sections of moorland above Todmorden

This involved transporting all the timber and tools to construct the boardwalks on site.

Repairing dry stone walls at Luddenden Foot

This involved dismantling sections of the collapsed wall, digging out the banking and rebuilding the wall.

Tree planting to keep sheep from the moorland at Scammonden

This involved digging holes for and surrounding with plastic covers for 4000 saplings.
Removal of obstructions across a footpath at Ripponden

This involved the sawing and removal of branches and trunk of a tree.

Drainage of flooded footpaths above Sowerby

This involved the digging of drainage ditches along and through the dry stone wall.

Repairing a foot bridge over the river Ryburne

This involved the removal and replacement of rotten joists and handrails.

Building wildlife habitats at Mytholm

This involved coppicing an area of woodland and using the branches to create wildlife habitats for local school children to investigate

Siting marker posts for the Geological Society walk above Todmorden

This involved digging holes and placing marker posts at strategic points around this circular route

Balsam bashing at Gorpley Clough

This involves the annual cutting back of this invasive species.

Rubbish collection below Ryburn Reservoir

This involved the collection of rubbish thrown on the roadside at this picturesque location.

Footpath maintenance at Sowerby

This involved the uncovering of the footpath, the resitting of some of the flags, digging drainage ditches and lining with stone chippings.

General footpath clearance at Friendly on Burnley Road

This involved cutting back the overgrowth of plants and generally making the footpath useable.

Constructing a fence to make a footpath safe at Luddenden Foot

This involved the clearing away of the old fence and the construction of a new one to stop people falling down the hillside.

The renovation of a set of stone steps at Ripponden

This involved the removal of the original steps, their repositioning and mortaring in place.

The building of a staircase of steps above Mytholmroyd

This involved digging out a series of platforms, cutting and pegging steps and then infilling