Work continued on several paths from last week.
Dick and RJ strimmed 3 badly overgrown paths.
Grateful residents supplied us with cups of tea which were much appreciated.
Ian and Gerald built a new stile, erected a new waymark post and put up several new waymarks. Cups of tea gratefully received from Jane and Carol!
|Remnants of the old rotten stile|
|New stile: making it much safer for Jane's walk back from the pub!|
|New waymark post and cleared path|
And Stella tackled cutting back and clearing on a narrow path and a tight corner by a stream, where the strimmers could not go.
Hawden Hole Woods
Meanwhile on the precipitous path leading down from the 'Heptonstall by-pass' into Hawden Woods, Fred and Frank H investigated the state of the existing wooden steps. They were originally put in by Mick C some time after the war . . . although exactly which war is subject to debate. It's a tribute to his efforts that whole stretches of these unavoidably steep steps are still sound and secure. However, those on the steepest, slipperiest section were ruined and rotten.
|Path area before:- Yes, Fred. There should be a set of steps down here!|
|Towards the end of the session:- steps in place.|