The positive effect of a day’s efforts by an enthusiastic volunteer work party can clearly now be seen and enjoyed by all on a much used bridlepath on the outskirts of Ashton Keynes.
Thanks to the hard work and determination of twelve volunteers, two Trust Rangers, and 80 tons of gravel donated by Aggregate Industries, an extremely muddy, puddle strewn path, which has been often impassable in times of very wet weather, has been transformed into a dry and durable route.
This routes forms part of a popular circular route around the village of Ashton Keynes, around the Trust’s Nature Reserve of Cleveland Lakes, and from Waterhay car park to the south. With constant wet weather throughout the winter, combined with heavy usage, the condition of this path has deteriorated over the past few years. Thanks to the coordination and persistence of the Trust’s ranger team, the path surface has now been improved for all to enjoy using this lovely route – let’s hope we can keep it this way!