Wednesday, 9 September 2020

AROUND POPPLES COMMON

 Ian S, Ginny and Rich tackled a number of jobs today in brilliant sunshine.

The main job was cutting back and widening one of the best Causey paths in the area - on the Calderdale Way between Pike Stone Bank and Five Ways.



The path had become overgrown and narrowed causing people to divert from the stone surface.

Before we started, Ginny had to sort out a blocked drain over the path

Overhanging vegetation (brambles, saplings, heather and bilberry) was cut back along the entire length of the causey path, making it easier to use.

We then started on clearing the causey stones.

What a difference! - lovely to see all the original path.

We reckon another session should get the job completed.

Other jobs done were sorting out a turnby drain at Five Ways. (The water coming down Murkin Lane had started to scour the path lower down.)

The new drain should capture the water and protect the path

Several waymark problems were sorted out at Lumb Bank, at Slater Ings and on Popples Common

Redundant way-mark posts now working

All the work today was funded by Heptonstall Parish Council.