Friday, February 9, 2018

MIDGLEY, HEBDEN BRIDGE AND PECKET WELL

WORKHOUSE LANE, MIDGLEY

Two work parties out today.

Ken and Nigel worked on rebuilding steps on a path leading off  Workhouse Lane towards Lower Han Royd at Midgley. The steps looked as though they had not had any attention for many years and were quite dangerous-particularly for the descent. The task was to cut back vegetation and reveal and stabilise as many of the stone treads as possible and to insert some timber risers further up the slope.


The rather chaotic and dangerous path before we started work
 
Another view before we began


New steps and timber risers inserted up near the gate


Looking down from the gate after we finished

The finished job with better and more stable stone steps near the bottom

The "after" photos were taken into the sun-proves we were lucky with the weather for a change! Some waymaking signs in the area completed work for the day.


PATH TO HELL HOLE ROCKS

 Linda, Frank S, Bernard and Ginny worked clearing mulch off the path from Heptonstall road up to the rocks.



And there was plenty of mud to move!


But underneath there were some good sets.


HEPTONSTALL AND LUMB BANK
Richard and Gerald dealt with a couple of minor drainage problems and then went off to the path from Lumb Bank Road to five Ways. Lots of mulch on the path.

Good surface but lots of mulch on this section of the Pennine Way Loop
No after picture as we had to abandon job because of Rich having a back probem

PECKET WELL CLOUGH

   We were joined by Gerald as Richard, who he had been working with, had to retire with a bad back.  We did more mulch clearing on the recently improved path to Pecket Well monument.


The steps were revealed and the path improved.