Guildford Group of the Ramblers' Association

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Next footpath working date is Thursday 10th January

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Thursday 10th January in your diaries when we plan to work between Mill Lane & the Chilworth gunpowder mills, most importantly followed by our ANNUAL PUB GET-TOGETHER.

Working Party Dates for 2019
Thursday 10th January. Followed by ANNUAL PUB GET-TOGETHER.
Thursday 31st January (I’m away 7th to 20th February inclusive).
Thursday 7th March.
Thursday 4th April.
Thursday 16th May (Guildford Ramblers Lulworth walking break previous week).
Thursday 6th June.
Thursday 4th July.

Seven of us plus John spent a profitable morning at Puttenham Common on an unseasonably warm but rather grey day,  with just the lightest short shower. We put in four waymark posts, replaced & removed a few incorrect waymark discs, reinstated 100 yards of totally lost path & cleared another 300 yards of rapidly disappearing path. There’s a nice symmetry to the work done today - this completes bringing back into use the route running diagonally southwest right across Puttenham Common.
We started in March & April 2017 near Murtmoor Cottage up towards the North Downs Way, continuing clearance half way  down in January of last year. Now this latest work takes the path right down to the track from the Middle Car Park (actually at the bottom of the common near Cut Mil Pond & The Tarn).

Andrew kept going all morning with the brushcutter, which together with the hard work of everyone else enabled so much to be done by our relatively small last working party of 2018. As always passing walkers were intrigued, interested & impressed by our volunteering. All to the good for Ramblers PR.

In January we have two path maintenance dates planned: Thursdays 10th & 31st (none in Feb - Mary & I will be away). A most particular note for your diaries is that on January 10th we’ll repair to the pub at lunchtime for our annual get together, celebrating yet another year of enjoyable & worthwhile joint achievement.

So it just remains for me to echo John Baker’s profuse thanks to everyone for the hard work done both this month & throughout the year. And of course to wish you all a very happy Christmas & a peaceful New Year, together of course with a productive 2019!

With best regards,
Colin   07764 616254 or 01483 535027

Monday, December 10, 2018