Category Archives: Newsreel

Ooh! A New Wildflower Clearing!

It is always terrific fun when we put up our den. A mixture of the hilarity of trying to put the thing up, and the schoolboy satisfaction that we have made a den in the woods and now have a … Continue reading

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Bench Maintenance

So this week we decided that we would replant one of our benches. It became uprooted a while ago, but trying to put together a workday where we are able to socially distance, and be a bit sensible, proved a … Continue reading

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Busy Week

Phew!! Where to start…? The greenway is totally litter-picked now. We probably just need to keep on top of it now (how many times have I said that!!). We put our Armistice Day rocks out and enjoyed seeing facebook posts … Continue reading

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Who Needs The Gym…!

So today was the day that we have all put off for so long. It was dragging the heavy round bench from the bottom of a stream to the highest bit of embankment. OMG!! If ever we had a reason … Continue reading

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Catching Up!!

We managed to clear the overgrown bramble and other unwanted thuggish plants from our wildflower areas. We still need to rake off the birdfeeder clearing and last bench area, but it feels like we are making good progress. This should … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Bulbs In

At one point today it looked like we were running a Time Team episode with Tony Robinson. We literally had trenches everywhere. We planted the bulbs in the trenches and then sieved the earth back using a griddle. This will … Continue reading

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HS2 this ain’t

Occasionally people query that we are ruining the wildlife habitat by clearing scrub and making a path. It always brings a wry smile to my face as I suggest that they look at the first few posts of this blog. … Continue reading

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Wordays of Six Allowed

Sustrans are now allowing workdays of up to six people. Good news. This week we snipped back the area from the Rotherham Close entrance, to the Cawston Bridleway overbridge. It’s all about keeping it nice and wide so that there … Continue reading

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Relaxing Snipback

Nicely therapeutic workday snipping back anything growing into the path. We worked from the Rotherham Close entrance to the underpass, and back. The wider the path, the further people can see ahead and the less intimidating it becomes. Sustrans recommend … Continue reading

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Back on it!!!

From next week we are back loving our fantastic nature trail. We have loads to do and limited numbers allowed, so we will just have to do what we can. Last week I got the connection to the Dunchurch Bridleway … Continue reading

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