Friday, August 3, 2018


Three teams today

Rich and Bernard went over to Luddenden Dean to work on the Calderdale Way.
The task was cutting back and removing a collapsed gate.

Dryclough Lane choked with vegetation

Overhanging trees and Himalayan Balsam

Strimmed and cut back

Easy to get past
 Then . . . on to Jerusalem Farm to put in a waymark post.

A formerly confusing choice of paths
 Both of these jobs on the Calderdale Way were funded by Calderdale Long Distance footpath Association.

Then . . . on to Dean House Lane to fix a stile.

All the posts had rotted off:- very unstable
New post (thanks to Dean House Farm), new treadboard and 'feet'.
Meanwhile back at the base Ken, Ian, Gerald and Peter cut up timber and started painting the posts to go on the path to Gaddings Dam.

Undercoat done
After a morning indoors ...

Ken and Gerald  went to Hurst Road, above Hebden Bridge, to work on a path that needed cutting back and to uncover a set of causey stones.

Path at Hurst Rd before cutting back and uncovering the causey stones

Path after work done

Ian, Nigel and Peter went to Midgehole to put in two Calderdale Way waymark posts (see separate post).