Heidi, Ian S and Ian V were cutting back reeds, clearing a drainage channel and realigning the footpath near Sunny Bank above Lumb Falls. The current well-used path is not on the original line of the bridleway but passes through land being farmed. The present tenant farmer is in the process of rebuilding the boundary wall so the alignment of the path had to be moved. This meant clearing an area that was covered in reeds and general overgrowth. We cut back this growth using battery operated strimmers and hedge trimmers - and good old fashioned shears when the batteries ran out!
|Before and after strimming|
|The original path to the right of the wall and the new alignment to the left|
|Drainage channel being cleared - but more to do another day|
|This trough and stone channel were filled with weeds and mud - now operational again|