Our Fourth Session
Weather-wise it had been a gloomy, wet day and eight of us gathered near Sunset Park caravan park to target an overgrown path on Sower Carr Lane, Hambleton. However, the rain held off and we cleared the whole path very effectively.
Duncan, our Ranger, could not be persuaded to join our debrief at The Shovels later, and our minds wandered off the footpaths to enjoy an excellent supper and participate in the Thursday quiz. A good evening all round!
"Loppers, shears, secateurs, saws........remember the safety training?"
"We're not here to enjoy ourselves;
"This is the path. It follows the farm land right up to a field stile"
.....and looking the other way. Virtually impassable.
"Let's make room for ourselves, first", says June.
"Above, around, below.
"Make sure there's enough clearance for width and height",
Cath demonstrates ground clearance techniques,
Finally, silence, thank goodness.
"Trees, shrubs, brambles, grass. We need a good clear path and the
We prove again that many hands make light work.
The hawthorn blossom smells beautiful in the
"Well, this stile must be the limit of the footpath as beyond is a meadow," says David.
......and set to work.
The photographer downs tools for a few minutes
You can almost smell the wildflower meadow and the hawthorn blossom.
This stile was hidden from view,
"A rake with a rake. Smile."
"We're not finished until everything is checked in, put away and accounted for".