Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Barnsley workdays

The next two workdays on the Penistone-Dunford Bridge section of the TPT are.

Sunday 5th February - from Leapings Lane (Thurlstone) to Shore Hall Lane
Sunday 4th March      - between Bullhouse Bridge and Hazelhead Bridge

Kate says:- 

Each workday will tackle saplings and young trees which are overcrowding parts of the trail on this section. The workday in March will be the last chance to undertake this kind of work until the end of the nesting season in October. We will be assisted by BMBC rangers, so come along and enjoy yourself chopping, lopping, and chatting, and help us make a big difference to the trail!

Sunday 5th February

Meet at 10am, on the trail, just to the left of the access point on Leapings Lane, near Thurlstone. This is used regularly by motor vehicles crossing the track, so take care. We will have breaks in the morning and afternoon, and for lunch; finishing about four o'clock.

If you are travelling by car, there is parking next to the access point in Leapings Lane, and some in Shore Hall Lane, but in either case please be sure you are not causing a nuisance either to the people who live there or to other traffic using the roads. It may be possible to offer a lift from Penistone Station if you let me know in advance.

Please bring any tools you have which you think would be useful for this kind of work: bow saws, loppers, slashers, secateurs, etc. You might want to mark your tools so that you can easily identify them in case of duplication. If you don’t have tools it doesn’t matter - just bring yourself!

You will need to wear old clothing to keep you warm and offer some protection from brambles and so on; a pair of thick gloves to protect your hands; and waterproofs in case of rain. It would also be a good idea to wear stout footwear - the surface of the trail is very wet, and slippery with mud, in several places.

Spouses, partners, and friends are very welcome on both workdays - as are children on the understanding that you will be responsible for them and will supervise their working. In each case they will also need suitable gloves, protective clothing and so on.

You'll need to bring some lunch, but if you bring a mug we'll provide you with free coffee, tea, milk, and biscuits!

There is no need to let me know if you are coming, and if you can't make it until later, or want to join us for just part of the day, that’s fine.
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