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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wed 12th Jan 2011 - Golden Hill Fort.

Wednesday morning was one of those grey damp days when it isn't quite raining but not far off. The car park at Golden Hill looked a little empty at 9:55 am but suddenly GG people appeared from all directions ensuring that we had a full team to tackle the job in hand. Our friendly Rangers had already started cutting a new pathway through one of the very overgrown areas - our task was to make the pathway wider and to establish several clearings. As can be seen from the photographs, good progress was made in clearing away the tangled undergrowth and brambles - the larger items were sawn up and used to make nature heaps with the remainder being burned on the two bonfires we had started. The reason for opening up areas such as this is to allow the sunlight in which will encourage more ground level plants to thrive. Removing the bramble and overgrown hazel also allows the more mature trees to grow better. Fortunately, the rain held off until around 12:30 so we were only damp (rather than soaked!) by going home time.

Many thanks to Carrie for taking the photographs this week.

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