A good job yesterday at Swan Lake in Yateley, as myself and Tony met up with Mike Burns and Paul Sanders to dig a drainage ditch. We had a mixture of hard rubble, mud that had to be removed with a mattock to nice soft mud that came out the ground rather nice with minimal effort.
Once the ditch was cleared to the right depth, we inserted a drainage pipe with mesh on the front to allow the water to flow freely without becoming clogged with crud. We then back filled the trench and relayed the path material.
In all it was a nice productive day despite the weather and the fact tony forgot the biscuit’s (tut tut).
Big thanks to Paul and Mike for there help.
Assistant Ranger Steven Tate