CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 25th May 2016
Padworth Common ~ Path maintenance
The constant passage of both horses and walkers was resulting in a section of path near the pond becoming muddy because a fall in its level was allowing water to gather.
Having cleared the loose surface material we proceeded to raise the level using 'sub base'.
Seeking perfection the fall of a drainage channel dug to the pond was verified with the aid of a barrow of water taken from the pond.
Elsewhere others busied themselves cutting back overgrowing vegetation.
As well as adders, the Common is also home to grass snakes and slowworms.
Created: Monday, 30th May 2016
Photographs: Alan Stevens