FOOT PATH MAINTENANCE GROUP.
Work Party 22 November
A good day at Marehay (Ripley FP49) where our footpath maintenance team, made up of both genders, cleared over one hundred and fifty metres of overgrown path. The path, although well-used, had become very narrow and muddy. Our efforts concentrated on cutting back the brambles and all side growth, as well as pruning and lopping overhanging branches. By doing these things, more light and air will be allowed in and so help dry the path also, hopefully, clearing the sides will tempt walkers to use more of the track allowing the centre line to dry and harden. Some pictures below showing before, during and after. There is still more to do here, we hope to finish the job on our next visit on Thursday 12 December. Anyone interested? Contact Michael - details below.
Work Party 10 October.
A good group went to Mapperley to repair and upgrade some stiles. The area around the base of the stiles had become muddy and depressed leaving a quite high step up. Derbyshire County Council provided us with a good load of limestone ballast and materials to fix the stiles. We had the support of Steve Cresswell from Derbyshire Countryside Service without whom these projects would be difficult for us to undertake.
Two more stiles were repaired and made good in a similar fashion to those pictured above, in all we were proud of what turned out to be a very satisfactory and productive day.
See 'recent articles' for more information of works completed.