Monday, 5 December 2011

conservation capers on the cober

For some weeks now, walkers along a
popular stretch of the river cober at
penrose have had to 'mind the gap'.

This is because several sections of the river bank footpath have badly eroded, creating large holes that pose a problem for walkers, cyclists, wheelchair and pushchair users.

To overcome this problem a hardy team of volunteers and staff, braved the drizzle and armed only with bowsaws, billhooks and packets of biscuits they constructed living willow fences, designed to prevent unplanned swimming lessons and to look beautiful.

In time, it is hoped that the planted willow posts will take root and stabilise the riverbank.


1 comment:

  1. Well it is good to know the estate is being looked after and be proud of all the hard work that has been achieved,walkers and other outdoor types will be able to enjoy the walks round the estate for generations to come


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