Nature Trail Remedial Work Wed 09 & Sat 13 March 10


Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Nature Trail Improvements | Posted on 10-03-2010


A section of the Birchall Farm Nature Trail got very soggy and muddy over the  wet February weather. This was in spite of the  new wood chippings being spread.

Margot & TK, two local residents hitched up two barrows and shifted several loads of scrapings off the remnants in the car park from last July.  Margot shovelled and TK wheeled  and spread it over the paths. Hopefully it should make it easier for the walkers.

Saturday 13 Mar 10 am – 12 noon. Got a spare hour or two. Join us and lend us a hand to spread wood chippings.  Meet at Wyton Park entrance. Dress for the weather.

Loading scrappings Car parkRelaid path Birchall Farm

Relaid path Birchall Farm



Posted by Coordinator | Posted in Nature Trail Improvements | Posted on 24-02-2010


Some park users would have noticed the wood chippings being laid over the paths alongside Birchall Farm and Henry Woods recently. It is the result of DIRECT ACTION AGAIN BY FRIENDS OF MONEYHOLE (FoM).

Since July 2009, the nature trail has suffered from wear and tear as well as bike damage. When Sally‘s requests to Finesse about remedial work got nowhere, FoM decided to tackle the task ourselves again.

The Probation Services kindly offered us a team for 3 Wednesdays – 03, 10 and 17 February to shift the wood chippings.  Finesse provided the wood chippings but the muscle power came from the Community Payback team and a FOM member.

More remedial work is still needed on the Wyton path stretch. There will be a Saturday volunteer morning to spread more chippings on the path. Email us if you can spare an hour or two. Many hands make light work.

Birchall Farm path 13Feb Birchall Farm chipped path 13FebCommunity payback team 10 Feb C DSCN9729

Acknowledgements with sincere thanks to: Hertfordshire Probation Services in particular Lee Warren, Team Supervisor; Kerrie Eastman, Project Manager; the lads;  Monica & Craig (03Feb), Rex (10Feb) and Finesse for the chippings.





16th July -Nature Trail progress


Posted by The Park Keeper | Posted in Nature Trail Improvements | Posted on 16-07-2009


The preparation to the right hand path bordering Birchall Farm was completed today .

  • Narrow sections were widened.
  • Bramble and nettles were cut back.
  • Scrappings laid on the path.
  • These were tamped down with the wacker plate.

Moneyhole to Wyton entrance path – wood chippings were laid on 2/3 of this section of the path.
Further work is required next Thursday to continue with the task.

Thank you to everyone involved, and those who came to help today!