Today I went along with Assistant Ranger John to assist the Snaky Lane community Wildlife Group with the resurfacing of the path network between their meadows. They had arranged for 20 tons to be delivered in the morning with us starting at 9am.
I took the Blackwater Valley Tractor to help with the moving of the material around the site, this saved some back breaking work using the wheel barrows and got a lot moved very quickly.
The volunteers started by placing a membrane down to help with the grass and weed control for the path, then a layer of scalping onto it and raked to the desired thickness. Rob one of the volunteers had hired a compact roller to help with the final finish of the path. The volunteers managed to get the 20 tons down and compact rolled in 3 hours which was fast going, I think the results are very impressive.
In the second picture above you can see the difference between the old pathway to the new. We look to go back with another 20 tons to finish the rest of the path on Saturday 1st October. I would like to thank all the Snaky Lane volunteers who came out today to help and Assistant Ranger John. I look forward to seeing you all on the 1st October for the final instalment.