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.
New car parks have triggered a complete update of the Silver Springs map, and new homes for posts I and Q. Post B (photo) has also been moved away from brambles.
A good Autumn day. Post L photo) and plaque I replaced. Everything painted and plaques added, so a very nice little park is now in perfect shape.
Shiny new Start/Finish for Woodbank Park (photo), and a tour of Bramhall Park assessing the damage from vegetation (brambles and balsam) and humans.
Three controls at Dukes Drive moved away from encroaching vegetation – new sites for W, V and N. Three controls at Bruntwood Park tidied up. A good day’s work.
Picture is Postwatcher John with the new V at Duke’s Drive.
Post N restored to planted and upright – it had been broken off a few inches down so it’s now quite a short post. All other controls checked and a few firmed in.
The field containing AN, P and L is now out of bounds after incidences of dogs worrying sheep, and apparently this isn’t going to change anytime soon. You can still use the Gritstone Trail path from G towards HE, but that’s it.