Members Work

JULY 2012 -PATHWAY CLEARED FROM HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE TO BLAEN CENDL

For many years there has been an informal path from the entrance at Highlands Road running behind the houses down to Blaen Cendl. The pathway was overgrown with protruding tree branches and the grass quite loing, makin it difficult for walkers.

John Hillier decided to do something about this, and has single-handedly cut back some of the branches and  strimmed, the grass over a length of approximately 200 yards, making the walk much easier, as shown in the photographs below.

Path Clearance 01
Path Clearance 01
Path Clearance 02
Path Clearance 02
Path Clearance 03
Path Clearance 03
Path Clearance 04
Path Clearance 04
Path Clearance 05
Path Clearance 05
Path Clearance 06
Path Clearance 06
Path Clearance 07
Path Clearance 07
Path Clearance 08
Path Clearance 08
INSTALLATION OF SLEEPER BRIDGES OVER CULVERTS AND DITCHES ACROSS DITCHES AND CULVERTS TO IMPROVE ACCESS.
AUGUST 2012 - FIRST SLEEPER BRIDGE INSTALLED.

John Hillier and Roy Lynch, under the supervision of John's daughter Menna, installed the first sleeper bridge over the pathway, near the Highlands Road Entrance.

AUGUST 2012 - SECOND SLEEPER BRIDGE INSTALLED.

John and Roy were back out on site and installed a second sleeper bridge over a ditch further into the Woodlands.

OCTOBER 2012 - TWO MORE SLEEPER BRIDGES  ARE INSTALLED.

A third and fourth bridges were installed over a ditch further into the woodlands, and also at the north side of the Upper Boat Pond.

Coppiced trimmings were shredded to provide a mulch, and spread over the new pathways  - see photographs below.

APRIL/MAY 2013 - INSTALLATION OF MORE SLEEPER BRIDGES.

In April, Afan Landscapes installed a fifth bridge at the north end of the Upper Boat Pond, a sixth bridge was installed across a culvert on the path leading up from Blaen Cendl, this work was carried out by John Hillier, Roy Lynch and his son David

In May, John and Roy installed a seventh bridge deep in the Woodlands.

OCTOBER 2013- INSTALLATION OF SLEEPER BRIDGE No: 8.

The final bridge (for now) was installed overlooking Garnlydan.

Sleeper Bridge installation plan
Sleeper Bridge installation plan
1st Sleeper Bridge 01
1st Sleeper Bridge 01
1st Sleeper Bridge 02
1st Sleeper Bridge 02
1st Sleeper Bridge 03
1st Sleeper Bridge 03
2nd Sleep Bridge 01
2nd Sleep Bridge 01
2nd Sleep Bridge 02
2nd Sleep Bridge 02
2nd Sleep Bridge 03
2nd Sleep Bridge 03
3rd Sleeper Bridge 01
3rd Sleeper Bridge 01
3rd Sleeper Bridge 02
3rd Sleeper Bridge 02
3rd Sleeper Bridge 03
3rd Sleeper Bridge 03
4th Sleeper Bridge 01
4th Sleeper Bridge 01
4th Sleeper Bridge 02
4th Sleeper Bridge 02
5th Sleeper Bridge 01
5th Sleeper Bridge 01
5th Sleeper Bridge 02
5th Sleeper Bridge 02
6th Sleep Bridge 01
6th Sleep Bridge 01
6th Sleep Bridge 02
6th Sleep Bridge 02
7th Sleep Bridge 01
7th Sleep Bridge 01
7th Sleep Bridge 02
7th Sleep Bridge 02
7th Sleep Bridge 03
7th Sleep Bridge 03
8th Sleeper Bridge 01
8th Sleeper Bridge 01
8th Sleeper Bridge 03
8th Sleeper Bridge 03
APRIL 2013 - TIDYING UP AT HIGHLANDS ROAD ENTRANCE.

Report and photos by John Hillier taken from the Woodlands Facebook page.

 

"I've spent a few hours this afternoon making the Highlands Road entrance a little more respectable after some irresponsible users of the park... Re-planted around 100 trees from the Woodland Trust, most were pulled out or snapped! Trimmed the grass verges and cleaned up around 200 metres of dog mess! I was so glad they were still frozen, to all dog owners... If you can't be bothered to pick it up, then at least flick it!"

Highlands Ent tidy up
Highlands Ent tidy up
Tree whip repair
Tree whip repair
APRIL & MAY 2013 - TWO PICNIC TABLES INSTALLED.

Two picnic tables have recently been installed, the first has been located on the bank between the two ponds, and the second table,( Funded by Environment Wales) on the bank on the north side of the Upper Boat Pond.

Chipping coppiced wood 01
Chipping coppiced wood 01
Chipping coppiced wood 02
Chipping coppiced wood 02
Picnic bench 01
Picnic bench 01
Picnic bench 02
Picnic bench 02