Enhancing a woodland glade on Church Hill by clearing nettles, brambles & blackthorn
Paths & steps above Marine Lake tidied for the MARLENS Tides Festival 16/17 September
Many interesting plant species have turned up on the Wain’s Hill battery site since it was cleared, including a single plant of thorn apple (Datura stramonium)
More nettles and black nightshade cleared from the Wain’s Hill battery site
Church Hill – wild radish control by repeated mowing by scythe, and scrub control in grassland such as cutting out elder and trimming back or grubbing out brambles
The path behind the cemetery allotments is cleared of brambles and other vegetation and access to the Wain’s Hill zigzag woodland path is improved by pulling nettles.
Hand pulling black nightshade and nettles at Wain’s Hill battery, and tidying up rubble
Cutting and grubbing out encroaching brambles etc. on Church Hill
Hack’s Way and grass near St Andrew’s green gate is mechanically mown again.
Ragwort pulling in St Andrew’s Glebe field to control its spread by seed to Poets’ Walk
The coast path and seats are tidied regularly.
Wild radish control continues on Church Hill while ragwort is pulled on both hills.
The north-east end of the coastal path tidied and swept and vegetation trimmed back
6th July – The June cut on the Wain’s Hill ramparts is complete, and arisings raked off.
Church Hill zigzag path and steps trimmed back, tidied and swept
Raking off the mown grass on the Wain’s Hill rampart slope
The steps and paths above Marine Lake tidied, swept and litter-picked
On a very hot June day the second session of mowing started at 07:00 while cooler.
The June mowing starts on the Wain’s Hill rampart slope.
The formal paths are kept clear of encroaching nettles and Hack’s Way kept accessible.
The Wain’s Hill battery notice replaced and nettles cleared from the surrounding area
The badger bridge and the coast path are thoroughly tidied and swept.
The remaining nettles are pulled at the battery site to facilitate work on the buildings.
Nettles cleared to improve access along the path between the Old Church and Salthouse
Follow-up scrub control on Wain’s Hill and improving of access along a woodland path
The 1923 Church Hill path (originally gravelled) is mechanically mown – also Hack’s Way.
More wild radish is grubbed or forked out of grassland on Church Hill in an ongoing programme to control this invasive species.
The informal path behind the cemetery allotments cleared back to improve access
Clearing nettles at the battery site and erecting an interim notice of on-going work
The green gate bank beside St Andrew’s churchyard wall is weeded and mown
The seats, steps and path above Marine Lake weeded and tidied
Controlling invasive wild radish on Church Hill by scything and forking out
Hack’s Way, leading to Church Hill, mown and weeded to improve access
Improving access to the Wain’s Hill zigzag path and enhancing adjacent woodland by removing nettles, an abundance of sycamore seedlings and other invasive species
The seats along the coastal path are kept tidy
The coastal path around Wain’s Hill is thoroughly tidied and swept
Work continues to clear the Wain’s Hill battery site
The coastal path around the headland on Wain’s Hill is tidied and swept
Wain’s Hill battery site – weeding and levelling the parade ground and removing rubble
The annual bramble clearing and tidy-up around the graves in St Andrew’s churchyard
The rock face on the coastal path below the cemetery cleared of brambles and debris
Further clearance of the Wain’s Hill battery parade ground reveals an old rain water drain and a collection of discarded glass bottles and jars. The last tree stump is finally removed.
A solitary old apple tree on Wain’s Hill is freed from a web of brambles.
Further enhancing a woodland glade on Church Hill by controlling scrub
Improving the formal path beside St Andrew’s churchyard
Restoring a view opposite a bench on the coastal path
Work continues in clearing soil, debris and nettles from the Wain’s Hill battery site.
Wain’s Hill battery site – uncovering the old parade ground
Nettles are pulled or dug out, and brambles cut back along the formal paths.
Clearing soil and accumulated debris from Wain’s Hill battery’s old parade ground
Clearing mud and sweeping autumn leaves from the approach to St Andrew’s Church
Church Hill – cutting back encroaching brambles and grubbing out their roots
Cutting back non-native buddleia and felling a non-native Holm oak on Church Hill
Enhancing woodland on Church Hill by controlling invasive species and tree thinning
The formal path between Church Hill and St Andrew’s churchyard is improved by removing nettles and shovelling away mud along the edges.
Work continues on the Wains’ Hill battery site
Clearing scrub on the site of the old gun battery on Wain’s Hill
Invasive ivy and brambles are cleared from the rock face below St Andrew’s churchyard.
Hack’s Way is kept clear of weeds and overhanging brambles, and the grass is mown.
Scything and subsequent raking up on the Wain’s Hill ramparts
Controlling the spread of bramble into Church Hill grassland and cutting out elder
Scything in the mist on a Church Hill slope and raking up later in the sunshine
The path, steps and seats above Marine Lake are tidied before the MARLENS Tides Festival.
The Church Hill zigzag path and other features are kept tidy on a regular basis.
The 15th September marks our 5th anniversary – drinks and cake at the Salthouse Pub!
The badger bridge and seats along the coastal path are regularly tidied.
Restored grassland at the view point above the Church Hill zigzag is scythed and raked.