To The Bridge!

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Team Tuesday were out in force today and worked hard to upgrade a section of the red route. This is the easy access trail and is fit for use by wheelchairs and pushchairs. The surface is some places was a little bumpy and so a fine dust was spread on top to smooth it out.

Around eight trailer loads of fine stone were used in total, luckily the team worked well and soon formed a 'system' to fetch, transport and spread out the dust.

It was a long way to take the stone by wheelbarrow as over 200m of path was improved. The distance increased with each load!


Once delivered, the stone was raked over the old surface and then compacted down with the wacker plate.


It was decided at the start of the day to work as far as the first bridge but as the morning went by the goal posts moved and it wasn't until three bridges later that lunchtime was declared! A great effort and a fantastic result that was given a 10/10 by visitors in the afternoon! After lunch, pruning and pond maintenance jobs were carried out along with other tasks. The final challenge for the day was to retrieve the two Exmoor ponies from the hay meadow as a gate had been accidentally left open. The pair were well behaved and came back quickly although they seemed a little puzzled to find themselves back on the other side of the fence where the grass is shorter!


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