Lot's has been going on here on the Edge since our last update a couple of weeks ago.
Chris and I, with the help of contractor Seamus and volunteers John, John and Pete, have been working hard on the improvements to the Wenlock car park, moving the rocks and fencing around the edges of the car park in preparation for grazing the sheep. Hopefully sometime in the next few weeks Mark Farmer will be grading and stoning the new path leading to the bridleway, creating much easier access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Unfortunately the car park is a bit of a mess at the moment, but should look great when we're done.
Chris moving the rocks with a Trust tractor.
Seamus and I attaching the wire fencing to the posts.
Just yesterday on the Edge was a big event, the Clee Hills Trial. This is an annual classic trial by the Midlands Automobile Club, where drivers take on a selection of hilly tracks, aiming to see how far they can get up them. The higher they get the fewer points they pick up. Yesterday a whole variety of cars, including many classics such as the ones pictured below, attempted sections on Wenlock Edge including the Jenny Wind, Harley Bank, Major's Leap, Easthope and Ippikin's Rock. For more information, check out http://www.cleehillstrial.info/index.htm. These trials take place with the permission of the Trust, and the club gives a generous donation towards track maintenance on the Edge.
And finally, I'd like to share with you this beautiful photo Chris took just this morning from Ippikin's Rock. It's absolutely stunning with the mist sitting below the ridge.
See you all next time!
P.S. We now have a Wenlock Edge Facebook page up and running at www.facebook.com/nationaltrustwenlockedge