A lot of work has been done at Treown lately.
We have tidied up the banks around the carp lake without removing too much cover.
With the help of John Wheelock and his chain saw, this week we opened up the new path through the woods from the field by the carp lake to the fence by the large lake. This follows higher ground, which should be a lot dryer, and will circumnavigate the bog and difficult stream crossing that was such a hinderance in wet weather. This route follows a new crossing point of the stream higher up in the woods across which the owners will soon construct a sturdy bridge. The whole path top to bottom is now opened up and widened with low overhanging branches cut off. Even the gate from the top field into the woods can now be opened again. No more climbing over it into the jungle. Although the old path can still be used this should now become the preferred route.
Most swims have been kept weed free all season so far without removing too much weed, with the latest completed last Monday. Today the banks on three sides of this lake have been strimmed and there is now easy access to ten pitches giving a complete range of swims from shallow to deep, and open areas to sheltered pitches under trees.
PS. Since writing this the recent wet weather has made the new stream crossing nearly as bad as the old one. We are waiting for the bridge to be built and we will have to do something about the soft ground on the other side. Meanwhile please bear with us.