Monday, 2 April 2012

Railway clearance

Yesterday we once again had the wonderful help of the Shropshire and Staffordshire National Trust Volunteers (SSNTV). Also present was Beccy Speight, National Trust Director for the Midlands, it was great to have Beccy there and we all really appreciated it.

The task was to clear young trees from part of the old railway embankment in Northway Wood, this will let in more light which is beneficial to a wide range of wildlife and also is more appealing to those that walk, bike or horse ride along this lovely bridleway.

The sun shone all day but for most of it we were in the shade which provided lovely conditions in which to work, everyone got stuck in and there were soon two fires being loaded with branches. As we moved quickly along the bank it became apparent that a third fire was required so Beccy was given the task of getting it started under the watchfull eye of Ron, the groups chief firelighter.

After plenty of cake at lunchtime the work continued and the result at the end of the day was 30 metres of bank cleared! Thankyou everyone for your help, look forward to seeing you on Friday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris, I'm hoping to do a Storywalk in the vicinity of Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock at the end of July. Do you know this spot? If so, please could you tell me about any trees I'm likely to find within 10 minutes walk of the Barn. Also, do you know if any of the wild orchids flower in this area in late July? Thank you very much for any help you might be able to give me. Carla. You can contact me at