22nd March 2015
You may remember that a group of WRGies – volunteers from the Waterway Recovery Group – came to do some scrub bashing at Spinkhill last November. Click here for the story. A group of about 30 returned this weekend.
This is coming towards Renishaw from Spinkhill Bridge.
This used to be impenetrable scrub. There was no chance of seeing the canal. Obviously lots needs to be dug out to restore the canal, but at least we can see where it goes now.
Suddenly, new vistas have been opened up.
The WRgies came from London, the North West and Essex.
You can see that there was some serious chainsawing going on.
This stump required 80 different cuts. The spire in the distance is Mount St Mary’s College.
The neighbouring farmer was busy ploughing.
As you can imagine, there was no shortage of wood piled up.
We are hugely grateful to the WRGies for their frequent support. They will next be here in June, when they will hold their training camp at Staveley Town Basin and then for two back-to-back week-long camps at the end of July and start of August.