Guildford Group of the Ramblers' Association

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    <<For location map click - Next Working Party Date Thursday 3rd May

We meet right at the beginning of the month this time as a number of regulars (including me) will be on the Group Walking Break in Brecon during the first full week of May. We’ll be working at the edges of the old
Wisley Airfield on Thursday 3rd May, this time approaching from Elm Corner which is to the north of the airfield. The risk assessment is attached together with a map.
The tasks will be to :

  • Replace a stile with a mobility kissing gate.
  • Erect a waymark post.
  • Cut back burgeoning nettles & other vegetation to keep it well clear of a path we brought back into use last summer.
  • Replace a missing section of handrail next to a flight of steps.
  • Further vegetation clearance, mainly brambles, nearby if resources, time & energy permit

Parking is very limited so as we did last July I plan we should meet in the Ockham Bites car park at grid ref. TQ 078 586  (maps E145, LR187), nearest Post Code: KT11 1NR (use this code with care as it refers to a location 1/2 mile further away from the A3 & on the other side of the road). Please may we aim to meet by 9:45 am, to give the opportunity for us to combine & reduce the number of vehicles driving as close as we can to the work sites.

The directions are:
Drive north along the A3 to the M25, take the slip road down to the junction 10 roundabout above the M25. Then take the fourth exit to turn back towards Guildford on the A3. After 400 yards turn left sign-posted Effingham. This is Old Lane which is only accessible from this slip road. The car park entrance is immediately on the left - Ockham Bites is the snack bar at the far end. If you prefer to come along the A246, Ockham Bites carpark is on Old Lane on the right immediately before reaching the T junction with the A3, about 5 miles from East Horsley via Effingham Junction.

It would be helpful to let me know if you expect to be able to attend. However as always please do feel free just to turn up if you find you can make it only on the day, but it does help me plan if I know roughly who expects to be there. If anyone needs a lift or would like to car-share, I should be able to put you together.We should finish by lunchtime. I will have our own stock of SCC vegetation cutting hand tools, a digging set & our  other kit (including work gloves which have been used previously so you may wish to provide your own). John will bring an extra digging set, brushcutter, strimmer plus the kissing gate & other materials we’ll need. Of course we all need to wear suitable clothing and footwear with thick soles & good grip.

I look forward to seeing you then or whenever you can next make it

Kind regards, Colin   07764 616254 or 01483 535027



Wednesday, April 25, 2018