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This past Sunday a few of us were out on the Middlewood Way with the Cheshire East Rangers.  Our work was to clear the surface of a section of this popular walking and riding route to prevent encroaching grass and vegetation from narrowing it further!

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On a lovely stretch of the Middlewood Way near Schoolfold Lane (SJ932809), SACV volunteers were today working with Ed the ranger to carry out repairs on post-and-rail fencing along the path.  We were able to enjoy not only the fine autumn weather but also the flourishing wild flowers along this stretch (including cornflowers, corn chamomile, corncockle and corn marigold).  The rangers have been managing and improving this wild flower area over recent years, with help from a legacy in memory of a local person, and it’s developing beautifully.

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Yesterday was a day of maintenance on the Middlewood Way, working with Ed from the Cheshire East Rangers.  We enjoyed the stretch of the Way just off Schoolfold Lane in Adlington, where we removed encroaching grass from the surface of the path and replaced some of the damaged steps at the descent from the road.  It was good to see the route getting plenty of use from walkers, cyclists and horse-riders – the weather must have helped!

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Yesterday was the second of two consecutive hedgelaying activities for the group.  This time we were working on the Middlewood Way with Ed from the Cheshire East Rangers – and completed work on a very pleasing stretch of hedge.

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Today we volunteers were out on the Middlewood Way, along with Ed of the Cheshire East Rangers, to carry out some path maintenance.  The task was to remove from the surface of the path some of the grass which has encroached over the past fifteen years or so.  This was on the side of the Way used by walkers and cyclists (horses use the other side), and we had some appreciative passers-by who were able to try out our newly widened path!  Despite the forecast of a rainy afternoon, we had fine sunshine weather all day and – even better – the grass adjacent to the stretch of path on which we were working was a mass of cowslips.  We also had a chance to see the barley and poppy meadow that the Rangers have prepared as part of the First World War commemorations – the meadow ought to be worth coming to see in a couple of months’ time.

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This past Sunday SACV volunteers were out on the Middlewood Way, helping ranger Ed with repairing and replacing fencing.  Well done to everyone who came along to help out, learn some new skills and make this a productive day!

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Today’s outing for us conservation volunteers was to help Ed from the Cheshire East Rangers with work on the Middlewood Way.  We helped with replacing some steps and then the removal of encroaching vegetation from part of the Way, to stop the narrowing of the path.  Lots of walkers, dogs, cyclists and horse-riders passed by to appreciate and benefit from our efforts and – best of all – the rain didn’t put in an appearance until after we had finished!

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