As mentioned in the blog ‘post’ of Sept. 20th, here are some photographs taken before and after our efforts – I think you might be impressed!
The photograph above shows the leat cleared on our first day, looking towards the bridge on the other side of which is the golf course wooded section. You are looking at a mass – or is that a ‘mess’ – of brambles beyond which are some hazel and hawthorn trees.
The photo above shows the same section of leat after the team’s efforts on Tues 20th Sept.
The photo above shows the area of the 18th tee where there is a large oak tree on the right side of the leat before the work day ….. it shows two white areas where limbs were removed prior to the photo being taken.
This photo shows the area of the 18th tee after it had been cleared, with the oak remaining on the right side of the leat in the photograph.
The second “before” photo is actually misleading because it was taken after a path had been cut along the leat because otherwise it was almost impassable, you almost needed to crawl through here and there on hands and knees – the scrub growth was that dense.