Bobbie and I arrived to meet the volunteers and after setting up our base camp we received our site brief. Focusing mainly on being aware we would be working near some main roads and keeping hydrated and taking breaks when needed. Though it turned out to be not too hot which was lucky.
Path and steps beforehand
We split up into three teams with a couple of people doing a litterpick of the area who managed to clear away six refuse sacks of rubbish. The other two were cutting back the paths with one team (Duncan and Tony) using machines and the other using hand tools. As we worked so well we had cut all of the path before lunch so a team of three went out to fix some of the broken fence rails. After lunch a few used the polesaw to lift the canopy on a willow to enable us easier access. Whilst Tony used the leaf blower to clear anything left on the paths where we had been working.
Path and steps after our task
Collectively we worked well and did the task to a high standard so thank you to everyone who came out and lent us a hand.
Blackwater Valley student Edmund