Guildford Group of the Ramblers' Association

Footpath News

Next footpath working date is Thursday 6th September

Here is a list of the dates for the rest of 2018

October 4th (may need to be 11th - First a week away we have yet to firm up)
November 8th
December 6th

The great news is, following our work in July & again today, the 500 yards of previously total impassible path from the bridleway at the top of the Hogs Back down to Conduit Farm is now open. the brambles, hawthorn, roses & general vegetation growth was something to behold. But our doughty band proved equal to the task. In all ten of us turned out to work all morning, with the aid of the brushcutter & a hedge trimmer plus lots of hard manual cutting & clearing.

It’s one of those routes which was once on the regular cutting list for contractors, which now has been at least decimated as Countryside Access attempt to keep within a much reduced budget.

Thank you so much to everyone for turning out in this ‘iffy’ weather & working steadily, not giving up when faced with a daunting task.

The date for next month is Thursday 6th September. The plan is to work on Jordan Hill at Worplesdon, putting in a number of waymark posts, navigation on Common Land always being tricky & significantly increase the width of paths. I’ll send around the details again in good time for then; as has been pointed out parking charges are a very live issue on the adjacent Whitmoor Common, but John is hopeful of gaining access through a locked gate at the end of a track off Goose Rye Road, where there is adequate parking. Watch this space!

Best wishes to all & I look forward to seeing you whenever you can come along,
Colin 07764 616254 or 01483 535027



Wednesday, August 15, 2018