Friday, 4 December 2015

Hedgelaying - Ingersley Vale

The first hedge that the volunteers have revisited (after 10 years) to lay for a second time

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Windyway Head: horse pasture wall repairs

 Work by the dry stone walling sub-group of the KRIV Countryside Volunteers

Walling with a kestrel for company

setting the level for the copes (after a few more hours work on 30 Sept)

Friday, 11 September 2015

Footpath improvements: between Cow Lane, Bollington and Ingersley Vale

The existing path is quite steep and very badly drained so unpleasantly muddy in wet weather.
Works involve improvements to drainage, building some steps, refixing a gate and
adjacent fence and, first of all, cutting back some vegetation for access.

The existing derelict fence, collapsed gate and squeeze stile:

Repaired fence and new gate

The slab that made for a tight squeeze now a paving slab

Badly drained and uneven stony path

5 hours later
(using timber risers and stobs supplied by Cheshire East Council)

Temporary stone steps

All timber steps completed

Friday, 4 September 2015

Millbrook, Rainow: footpath and adjacent wall repairs

Continuation of work begun by East Cheshire Ramblers
paths maintenance team led by Brian Richardson

Path Repair 1: stone edge and filling to path eroded by sheep

Wall Repair 1: a section of retaining wall that had collapsed within the last week or so
after heavy rain, with rebuild off new foundation partially complete
Wall Repair 1: from the other side

Wall repair 1 complete

Wall Repair 2: A substantial buttressing repair off new foundations, set 
forward of the original wall line, rebuild partially complete.
Path erosion has undercut the foundations to the original wall 

Wall Repair 2: from the side

Path Repair 2: rebuild of path edge and relaying of
slabs covering an old mill leat

other sections of wall have tumbled down but don't block the path

Friday, 28 August 2015

Footpath works, Rainow Low

The path was very overgrown, the task was to clearing vegetation and expose original stone flags

Friday, 21 August 2015

Footpath works, 'The Trod Path', Rainow

The task was to expose buried flagstones.  These pictures are by volunteer John Hawthorne.

Good weather on 14 August

Not so good weather on 21 August

Friday, 1 May 2015

On the Ridge: painting White Nancy & repairs to the ridge wall

Painting White Nancy, the landmark shared by Bollington and Rainow

A May Day birthday on the ridge

Wall gap repair alongside the Gritstone Trail