Footpath Maintenance.Tuesday 20 December
.Task: Working on installing gates and way mark posts.
Two difficult to access Stiles in disrepair were replaced by Gates today and route identification improved by installation of Finger Posts and Way marker Discs. Cutting and clearing round the stiles and new gates was required to improve things and some rustic stone steps from the roadside verge were cleared of accumulated earth and re-seated.
The team today included some new recruits, not only from Amber Valley Ramblers, but Derbyshire Wildlife Trust who have a stake in the management of the area providing access and Interpretation Boards for wildlife appreciation.
The New Year will see the volunteers continuing their assignments which provide walkers with better access and there is always a welcome for new helpers to join us and lend a hand and gain insight into the work which keeps the countryside paths in good condition. We will sadly be likely to lose the support and guidance of Steve and Richard from Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service due to cutbacks. At this time we have still to learn of what the future holds for us.
Like to join us on these projects? Contact Michael