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Next Two Event Days

Thursday 7th  September will be our next all-day Event. When we will carry on working at the Woodram Farm end of the wood, off the bottom track.  We shall be starting the work of forming steps up along a long slope.

the long flight ahead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is a big enough turnout there is also the need to cutback some undergrowth so sunlight can reach several wet patches along the tracks, with the hope that they then might dry out a little.

No previous experience required and there will be tasks to suit all abilities. Working on the steeper slopes can be difficult even when it is dry! Wear stout footwear, bring your packed lunch and waterproofs, just incase.  Hot drinks and biscuits and a few tools will be provided but additional spades, shovel, mattocks, club hammers might be useful. Do let us know if you intend to come and if you intend to bring any tools so we do not duplicate too much.

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You might choose to walk direct to the worksite. We will meet up at 9:30 as usual where the track enters the wood, the track off the end of Curdleigh Lane, making sure not to take the left fork. One car will take the tools and a couple of helpers to Woodram Farm and carry the tools to the worksite. The rest of us will then walk to the worksite, sign posting the way.

Make a note, this month there is a one-off special Event. On Wednesday 27th September we will join up and work alongside the Neroche Conservation Volunteers who will be providing muscle to help us make a big impact on that long flight ahead. More details to follow later.

Progress

Despite a small turnout the two flights of steps were linked up after making adjustments on the fly to overcome unwilling geometry. Completed all bar the smidge of a small detail when we ran out of time and the rain came hammering down. So done but not really quite. A teeny tidy up job and then onto the big long slope for the next time.

Huge thanks to those that did turn out and their dedication in getting it so very nearly all done. A warm welcome to the users of our steps we encountered on the day and a hope that you or your kin may come out and help us on another Event.

Next Sunday Afternoon Event

Sunday 20th August at 13:30 we will hold our next afternoon Event at Adcombe Wood.

We will be working again at the Woodram Farm end of the wood, off the bottom track.

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Weather willing, there are three infill steps needed to complete the first two flights of steps. Then continue to cut back and widening the path on the gentler slopes. With enough hands we can then make a start on the next long flight that lies ahead!

the long flight ahead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No previous experience required and there will be tasks to suit all abilities. Working on the steeper slopes can be difficult even when it is dry! As well as hot drinks and biscuits, tools will be provided but additional spades, mattocks, club hammers, hand crosscut saws might be useful. Let us know if you intend to bring any so we do not duplicate too much. Otherwise wear stout footwear and bring waterproofs, just incase.

You might choose to walk direct to the worksite. We will meet up at 13:30 as usual where the track enters the wood, the track off the end of Curdleigh Lane, making sure not to take the left fork. One car will take the tools and a couple of helpers to Woodram Farm and carry the tools to the worksite. The rest of us will then walk to the worksite, sign posting the way.

It will help if you tell us beforehand that you are planning to come, giving us your mobile number, incase of any last minute changes.

Satisfying Progress

Last Thursday all Day Event had a good turnout. We now have two gentle grades linking to two flights of steps that are now all joined together. Apart from three infill steps. Then onwards and upwards.

 

Next All-Day Event

Thursday 3rd  August will be our next all-day Event. We will carry on working at the Woodram Farm end of the wood, off the bottom track.  To continue the task as before, to form steps in the steeper sections or cutting back and widening the path on the gentler slopes. No previous experience required and there will be tasks to suit all abilities. Working on the steeper slopes can be difficult even when it is dry! Wear stout footwear, bring your packed lunch and waterproofs, just incase.  Hot drinks and biscuits and a few tools will be provided but additional spades, mattocks, club hammers might be useful. Do let us know if you intend to come and if you intend to bring any tools so we do not duplicate too much.

location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might choose to walk direct to the worksite. We will meet up at 9:30 as usual where the track enters the wood, the track off the end of Curdleigh Lane, making sure not to take the left fork. One car will take the tools and a couple of helpers to Woodram Farm and carry the tools to the worksite. The rest of us will then walk to the worksite, sign posting the way.