Good workday on Cawston Greenway

Great turn out today with about eight or so of us meeting up. However, marking the trees was not such a great idea because it’s sort of obvious which ones need to come out.

We found the source of the flooding on the path near the little development near to The Bear, called Berrybanks. We pulled a huge tree trunk out of the inlet that goes under the greenway, but we will not be able to see what properly needs doing until it gets really wet again and the stream is flowing.

a few of us in the distance picking up litter

We picked up a lot of litter on the path around where The Bear is and did mark quite a few trees, but basically we just need to clear the bank for two thirds up on the north side, so that the sun can hit it and then we can see what grows. We will need to clear some trees on the south side, but not all the way up to the top of the bank or residents will lose their woodland view.

all of this shade needs to come out

I got separated from the group about half an hour from the end, so drove back into Cawston and walked up and down but could not find anyone. It was quite good to sort of visualise a much wider path though, and nice to see so many residents using the greenway.

Next workday is on Sunday 4th September, 12 to 2pm, meeting at the clearing where the picnic bench is under the bridge. We need to cut back a lot more aggressively because nothing is growing and there is still far too much shade. We can burn off the brash and also do a bit of scrub clearance between the two big clearings to widen the path, if we have time.

Look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the Cawston BBQ later on today!


About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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2 Responses to Good workday on Cawston Greenway

  1. Janet Edmonds says:

    We, (Paul and Jan Edmonds), were litter picking and by the time we got back to The Bear, everyone had gone home. I had to leave a bag of rubbish under the bridge and take a litter picker home with me.

  2. Paul says:

    Sorry Jan, I did backtrack to try and find you guys. Thanks for looking after the litter picker 🙂

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