September 2018 marks the start of our eighth year of volunteer work on Poets’ Walk. Following is a photographic record of our activities in reverse chronological order …
See also our second year (September 2012 – August 2013), our third year (September 2013 – August 2014), fourth year (September 2014 – August 2015), fifth year (September 2015 – August 2016, sixth year (September 2016 – 2017) and our seventh year (September 2017 – 2018)
Cutting back overhanging blackthorn along the path between Church Hill and the churchyard and restoring access to the top of a former nature trail by clearing scrub
Enhancing the quarry glade on Church Hill by exposing the rock face
Poets’ Walk path, steps and seats above Marine Lake are tidied and swept
A hawthorn on the Wain’s Hill battery site is felled, but a yew tree left as a feature
Wain’s Hill ramparts were mown by the contractor Green Mantle this autumn. Arisings need to be raked off the grassland edge and into the woodland to become habitat piles.
With funding from Clevedon Civic Society the Wain’s Hill battery rubble is collected by grab lorry at 07:30 the day after barrowing down
Around 14 tons of rubble/hardcore from Wain’s Hill battery is barrowed downhill by volunteers from Clevedon Civic Society & the Friends of Poets’ Walk to await collection.
A nettle patch is cleared & roughly levelled to await rubble from the battery site
More rubble clearing and new discoveries at the Wain’s Hill battery site
The path above Marine Lake swept and tidied along with the stone steps and all the seats
Wain’s Hill battery – a concrete floor is discovered adjoining the wall of the main building
Rubble sorting continues at the Wain’s Hill battery site.
The coast path from the lookout above Marine Lake swept and tidied
Church Hill – raking off mown grass. Nettles pulled from a thicket area.
Late summer mowing on Church Hill to improve grassland quality