Our first conservation work party of the season took place on Sunday 25th October. Right on cue the sun shone and the woodland looked splendid in its autumn colours. After a bracing walk to the quillet it was down to work with step clearing and maintenance, repairing the deer exclosure fence, general tidying work and the felling of an oak to create more space and light – all on the agenda. We also pegged out two routes for extending our new path in Henry’s Quillet down to the public right of way.
After a break in the autumn sunshine for coffee and cake (thanks Karen!) the new footpath routes were explored and a consensus on a preferred route was reached – now we only have to build the steps and cut the path into the slope! Following our “logging” operations anyone who is interested in buying lovely unseasoned oak logs for use next year, please let us know and we’ll get them across to the road and even deliver (if not too far away!). All proceeds will go to the RVCBS of course.
Many thanks to all who came along to work and to enjoy the autumn sunshine – a great day to be out in the woodland! Our next conservation work party will be on 22 November. We look forward to seeing you then, come and join in or just come for a look at what is going on – you will be most welcome!
Later dates are: 10th and 31st January 2021, 28th February, 28th March. Meet at 10.00 am in Redlake valley Village Hall car park.
Mark Limbrick, Chairman, Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society