Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fence Removal At Ennerdale

Yesterday we were back with the Wild Ennerdale volunteers & Forestry Commission continuing a work party that had been started last week. Andy got a lift to the work site which was just beyond High Gillerthwaite Youth Hostel whilst Karen walked the dogs over. Autumn is coming to the valley as you notice the change in the trees now It was a grey day with the cloud down on the higher tops, but it was at least dry at the moment. The group from the forestry track when Karen reaches them Karen soon gets to work, there is a lot of fence to be removed to allow wider grazing access for the Galloway cattle. The fence was needed intact so the job was to remove all the staples from the fence & barbed wire & only cut the fence into about 100m lengths
A section of fence has been removed
And then rolled up
There is a lot to remove, the dogs really enjoyed it as we were by the River Liza & between playing in that they were chasing sticks in the field
The next section is removed and once this is complete we call it a day. We will be back next week. As it is nearly an hours walk back to the Karen sets off with the dogs
Although rain has threatened all day it has stayed dry & as we approach Bowness Knott it even looks a bit brighter to the west
A last dip before we get back to the car

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