The first Wenhaston working day was on Sunday 27th October 2013. There were seven volunteers onsite. We were very lucky with the weather, which was sunny, though wet underfoot. Clearance was started along the top of the old trackbed embankment (for a footpath only, not the eventual full 3.5m loading gauge width). About 50 metres (about one eighth of the length of old trackbed in our ownership) were cleared of scrub, brambles and dead wood, but leaving the large live trees intact. We reached a point where there is a very pleasant view over the valley side to the south and found two original fence posts and one fence rail. The area inside the gates and some of the station site were also cleared of re-grown nettles and the gates adjusted. Further workdays and winter 2013/2014 tasks were decided – these will be published in the Newsletter.
Wenhaston Environmental Volunteers make a start