Stone Circles and Paths

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

Bluebells on the bank by the stone circle are beginning to flourish now although there are many more still to flower. The colour will intensify day by day. The coconut- like scent of the gorse flower or 'Whin' was in the air adding to an idyllic setting.

Volunteers paused here for a while, then visited Spigot Mere, on the way back to the Field Centre after a morning tackling a drainage problem on one of the trails.

A good section of stone path was upgraded by the team who are now a dab hand with spades, mattocks and wacker plates! The result was very rewarding and the new surface looks fantastic.

Gerry organised the day into 'phases' and was surprised at how many were achieved! Three phases later, another section had been re-surfaced too!

Students from the Dales School helped out by raking pathways and bird feeders were filled by volunteers too. Another productive day thanks to the dedicated Foxglove volunteers!


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