The TrackUpdated: October 13th, 2018Created: August 14th, 2013
The trustees and beneficiaries have a duty to maintain the track and as I reside here it's understandable that I have done the work for the last 25 years, Although I only walk the track there are occasions when I have visitors who use cars and there is the postman who drives, possibly on average, weekly on my behalf.
Every year I spend two or three days making improvements; the jobs include
- Cutting back the trees, hedges, verges as well as the central grass on the lower parts.
- Clearing channels down the lower half of the track; one down the centre of the track from the caravan upwards and one from the wagon down to the lower drain.
- Clearing three cross-sectional drains to limit on-track flow: One at the top, one halfway down and one by the triangle field gate.
- Levelling parts of the track
October 11th: Cleared the three drains on the track and rearranged some ballast.
Summer: Cut the grass down to Trekensa gardens four times.
February 13th: Worked some hours on shovelling around some gravel to fill depressions but there are a couple stretches that could do with a lot of removal.
November 10th: Gavin had difficulty driving up. Much of the stone is spun out of place and gullies deepen making grip very difficult. With a lighter vehicle or four wheel drive it may be OK but Gavin had to take a rush at it, which only just worked and threw up hundreds of stones to the chassis : not good.
The stones could do with mixed gravel,from 1.9cm down, to bind them.
September 23rd: Gave Jamie, Yvette's son, £100 towards laying stones on the track today.
July 21st: Spent an hour clearing the three drains across the track and enhancing the central gully to guide the rainfall.
See also http://calstock.org.uk/elf.php/2016/03/29/tree-felling
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