Five members of Cirencester Ramblers worked for a combined total of 27 hours clearing a further length of the WYSIS Way. The footpath alongside the old Thames and Severn Canal had become overgrown and reduced to a very narrow path. The Path Maintenance Volunteers cut back or removed small trees and shrubs whilst Paul and his slasher cleared the undergrowth. Most of us sustained scratches and insect bites, but with a limited crew by the end of the morning we were all pretty much exhausted. Luckily we found a useful canal society bench on to rest and to enjoy our lunch which, supplemented by home-made biscuits and flapjacks gave us the energy to walk the half mile back to the cars and for one lucky member the opportunity to have a pint the Tunnel House pub.
Clearing the very overgrown path
Paul gets to work with the slasher