As this work day coincided with the EWT Christmas event in the visitors' centre our numbers were reduced slightly as some were 'manning' tables at this event, selling bric a brac and cakes. The rest of us set about clearing a fallen laurel on the bridleway, then on to prune the hawthorn by the dipping platform. After this we spent a couple of hours cutting and moving a couple of fallen trees
from our 'new' footpath. These trees had been dead for years but the weight of the recent snow had caused them to become dangerous as they were right over the footpath where we intend putting in new steps in the near future. Here are a couple of photos taken after our 'clearance'. Prior to this the path would have been potentially dangerous and difficult to walk.