New posts installed at O (missing) S (broken off and lying down) and X (rotten and loose). Also took a look round Kersal Dale to check options for restoration work there.
Control C Nuttall Park – broken post replaced with a plaque. Also checked out reported issues at Philips Park Prestwich.
Missing controls replaced at Debdale. Major refresh of Clifton Country Park. And a Happy New Year to all our users.
Photo shows post F at Debdale Park just keeping its head above water. While we were there … Post L has been replaced and a few map updates noted.
Missing posts L, H, N, X replaced at Bramhall, avoiding the under-water bits. The red bucket is sitting next to the new site for N.
Did a full tour of Clifton Country Park to decide how to cope with advancing brambles and, in the case of H, bamboo! Photo is Y being very shy.
New SF plaque for Chadderton Hall Park, 4 posts much better installed at Alexandra Park (photo is post P), replacement post G for Daisy Nook Country Park.
A couple of rotted posts replaced with shiny new ones, plus a spot of extreme gardening around post P.
Shiny new posts U and S installed, and EE extricated from vegetation. Photo is a carpet of crabapples.
A pleasant day of joblets in Trafford – Princes Park Irlam, Sale Water Park, Longford Park. Photo is post K at Sale – which raises the serious question of what we should do about posts that disappear in balsam and brambles for half the year ? Moving the posts to somewhere veg-free probably reduces the orienteering challenge significantly, but leaving them there is pretty unkind to people trying to find them. Across all our parks, the issue of rampant vegetation seems to be getting worse almost everywhere.