There is a fine line between the brave and the foolhardy, and towards the end of today I was starting to sway towards the latter, but we got a lot done and also cleared the bits where the high wind had blown branches and bramble across the path.
We just eased the path a little wider and lopped any branches on the inside edges of the path. There are a lot of Ash saplings that are growing way too densely, so we need at some point to thin them and try and replicate the Ash coppice at the other end.
If we can remove the scrub around the trees, the greenway starts to feel a lot wider, like in the photo above, and people can walk off the path a bit. Ultimately I would like to create paths that leave the main path and rejoin it a little bit further on. However, as stated in the last blog, we need to be really careful with this section due to the closeness of the houses and the badger setts.
Next workday – meet at the underpass and decide what to do with the path northbound.
Hopefully it will be a little dryer!