We Promised and We Delivered…

map of potsford dam new path

We wanted to steer people away from the almost sheer drop, down the side of the Potsford Dam bridge, and instead have a far safer exit point onto Trussell Way.

Whilst we had an idea of trying to incorporate the reed-bed into the route down, it soon became apparent that we were just repacing one danger with another. Downward slopes with water at the bottom are an accident waiting to happen!

So, Martin, Tim, Marcus and myself set about making a safe path out onto the new part of Trussell Way and an attractive circular walk that stays on the Cawston side of the Coventry Road.


Down we go…


Lots of back-filling to keep everything in place. 

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From the existing path, the new steps start as the coppice turns to scrubby bramble. 

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We felt that it would be worthwhile scalloping a lot of the scrub and extending the wildflower patch. This means the woodland walk suddenly breaks out into wildflower meadow, with views across Lawford Heath, and the reed-bed on the other side with dragonflies and damsels doing their thing. We have a couple of spare picnic benches that we can add. This will encourage people to stop and enjoy the wildlife and views.


My new furry friend. I am slowly getting over my fear of dogs, thanks to all the dog walkers who have patiently let me get to know their dogs.

Lastly, I cannot emphasise enough, how just meeting up and doing stuff on the greenway, creates such a mental feel-good factor. Everyone is welcome and everyone brings something to add to the group. Give us a try sometime over the cutting-back season. I am sure you will not regret it.


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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5 Responses to We Promised and We Delivered…

  1. Suzanne Polton says:

    Hi, we have nearly 90 red engineering bricks from when we built our conservatory and would like to donate them to you. Please let me know if you’d like them.

  2. Paul says:

    Would love them. They would make an excellent home for spiders and all manner of insects. Just not sure how to get them down there…?

    • Suzanne Polton says:

      Hi Paul, as per our conversation yesterday on the Greenway, I’m happy to transport the bricks by car to the nearest location on the Greenway. Just let me know when and where. Cheers Suzanne

  3. Anonymous says:

    Amazing job, thank you so much!!
    I don’t suppose you would ever be able to help in making a more accessible entrance that goes down by the bridge by the bear? You all do such wonderful work and it’s gotten quite dangerous to go down that way and if there’s anything that could be done I’d be so grateful and contribute some time and any spare resources.
    Best of luck with everything and thank you for all that you do again!

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