We have had two more teams out doing path repairs at Ben Crom since the SERC group was working on it in February. A group of 24 youth and leaders from Springboard doing a wilderness adventure week were first up at the start of March and, although it was a bit cold and windy, it was a much better day – not wet and muddy like the SERC group had to deal with. The work really pushed on with loads of enthusiasm from the team. Lots of huge boulders were maneuvered into place to create steps, loads of sand was dug out and used for surfacing the path and turfs were planted along the edges of the path to re-establish a border of vegetation to the path. This finished off all the section the SERC group had prepared and left it looking really good.
Then the Conservation Volunteers were in on a Saturday event at the end of March and got a lovely warm sunny day for their pathwork. Ten of us worked away at finishing off several gaps in the pathworks to links all the sections of the path together so that now there is a good long stretch of properly constructed benched path leading down towards the dam.
This path is really starting to take shape but there’s still over 500 metres of path still to build so we’ll be working on this for a long time yet.