Fourteen DPA volunteers came to the second Mardon Down workday on Tuesday 29th September. The weather was perfect and the views superb. Derek was able to drive the tools up to the main site which enabled us to devote all our energy to the work.

There were a number of tasks. Some continued to clear gorse from around the largest stone circle on Dartmoor and its associated cairns. Another group searched diligently among bramble and gorse for a supposedly missing cairn which unfortunately still eludes us. Others cleared one of the second world war mortar positions and created access to it.

We also extended the clearance around the Giant’s Grave area, a small cairn and a pound. At the same time a group of half a dozen Commoners did a splendid job clearing the ‘platform’ close to the road. All in all it was a very good day’s work with a lot of ground cleared.

The WW2 mortar position.

The WW2 mortar position.

Making an access.

Making an access.

A happy Mardoner

A happy Mardoner.

Clearing the pound.

Clearing the pound.