Thirteen volunteers enjoyed a brief respite from rain on our land at High House Waste on Sunday 2nd Feb. Work continued on clearing the post-medieval field walls, which are now clearly visible. One more workday should finish this. Derek and Kieran also improved the stile leading to the crossing of the Broadall Lake in the north east of our land, and checked other gates. We’ve only missed one planned day due to bad weather so far this season!

Picture gallery …..

Cutting the ubiquitous rushes

Cutting the ubiquitous rushes

A section of cleared wall.

A section of cleared wall.

Lunch time.

Lunch time.

It really is hard work!

It really is hard work!

A long section of cleared medieval field wall.

A long section of cleared medieval field wall.

In the photograph above, the wall is to the right of centre. The photo was taken standing in the wet, rushy area uphill of the wall.

Another section of cleared medieval wall

Another section of cleared medieval wall

Looking at the end of the wall.

Looking at the end of the wall.

Looking back from the end of the wall.

Looking back from the end of the wall.

In the expanse of the moor .....

In the expanse of the moor …..

Some of the group work on an overgrown wall .....

Some of the group work on an overgrown wall …..

Another view .....

Another view …..

Rolling in the hay - or rolling in the gorse!

Rolling in the hay – or rolling in the gorse!

Elsewhere - a slippery stile is made safe.

Elsewhere – a slippery access stile is made safe.