The volunteers returned to a section of leat on Roborough Down, untouched for a couple of years and becoming overgrown. The weather forecast was dodgy but Derek assured us that the heavy rain would stop at 10am precisely (our starting time). He was almost correct, it took a while for the fog to clear before becoming a glorious sunny day.
Work begins. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Work begins. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Wellies were the footwear of choice.
Water in the leat. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Water in the leat. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Over lunch, we held a “socially distanced” meeting being unable to use our usual venue of the pub in Princetown.
Meeting al fresco. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Meeting al fresco. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Derek tells us that we cleared a remarkable 258m of thick scrub, blackthorn, gorse and brambles. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make it a successful day.
Cleared leat. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton

Cleared leat. Photo: Sylvia Hamilton