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Endeavour's endeavours

Regular updates on the environmental work carried out by our volunteer Swingbridge Endeavour crews.

Myself and 6 others decided to take a look at the hidden lake and overgrown path.

We duly moored at the tree marked with the blue dot and set of on the right hand path to the site.  The little makeshift bridge that goes over a small brook is down to an old tree and one additional log and was a little challenging for some.  R decided to try the left hand path to see if he could get through but the undergrowth is too dense that way.  He’s suggesting that the next team could cut some alder so that we can add to the makeshift bridge and make it more accessible for future site work.

When we reached the site we started to clear the path beside the lake and got on reasonably well.  We left off by a small wooden bridge crossing another stream where we managed to take down part of a tree that is blocking the path.  The next team will need to tackle the remaining part of the tree (B suggested with a rope as well) before continuing with clearing the path.  A couple of the planks on the bridge are also loose so it might be useful to bring some nails and secure them.

The team finished a little early as we were worried about possible thunderstorms, although these didn’t materialise in the end.


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