On Tuesday the 2nd myself, Stuart and five brave volunteers headed out to Claycart car park to continue the long term project of Laurel removal. Everyone got stuck in and managed to clear the path junction east of the bridge by lunch time. Despite the persistent rain throughout the day (and the lunch gazebo falling apart).
Unfortunately, by lunchtime both Stuart and my boots had started to fill up with water so we decided to call a shorter day. We are still amazed by how much we got done in the time we had. A massive thank you to Becky, Mike, David, Eric and Callum for all the help!
As bonus for our efforts we encountered male Smooth Newts. Beautifully photographed by Stuart here.
Assistant Ranger Sam