Hadnock Road new path.

Bank erosion has steadily narrowed the grass strip between the path and the steep bank into the river making it dangerous in wet conditions. It also meant that any new steps constructed down to fishing levels would have to be cut into the existing path.

We decided that a new foot path two metres in from the bank drop off was needed.

Three committee members, who’s age totals well over 200 years, have today cleared the dense bramble patches and cut all intrusive overhead branches. That’s stage 1 complete.

The next stage involves marking out the path, levelling the earth in a couple of places. The new path is to be 1 to 1.5 mts wide, two metres from the bank top and as straight as possible. This will be mostly spade work made difficult by roots.

A younger work party required this time.

The last stage is in two parts. Weed killing along the new path route. This will have to be done twice. Once when the nettles and most other weeds are grown up to about 30 cms, and again later when the bracken and any new weeds appear. That should suffice for this year.

Replacing old steps to improve existing access and making some completely new ones will follow and ideally be complete before the new season starts although with other projects elsewhere will make this very difficult to achieve without more help.


6 thoughts on “Hadnock Road new path.

  1. Hi. As a regular angler on the Hancock Rd section of the river, I would like to offer my services on the work party. As I live in Pontypridd it is too far to attend meetings. Would it be possible to inform me of work party dates and times? Thank you Steve Perry.

    On Fri, 6 Apr 2018, 15:56 Monmouth & District Angling Society, wrote:

    > peterghunt2 posted: “Bank erosion has steadily narrowed the grass strip > between the path and the steep bank into the river making it dangerous in > wet conditions. It also meant that any new steps constructed down to > fishing levels would have to be cut into the existing path. ” >

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    1. Hello Steve,
      Thank you for the offer to help; every assistance is highly appreciated. We are having a meeting on Monday, the 9th of April, to discuss the next date for works on Hadnock road bank and we will let you know then.
      Have a nice weekend.
      George

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    2. Hello Steve, we will be doing some work preparing the footpath on Hadnock road this Friday 13th at 10am. If you are around come over to meet some of our members. We’d be happy to see you there.
      George

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  2. Hi peter,I will be happy to help with further Hadnock Road path restoration work. Could you please let me know when this will be.many thanks

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    1. Hi Austen, thank you for the offer to help. We will meet tomorrow to decide when. You are welcome to attend at the Royal Oak at 19:30. George

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    2. Hello Austen, we will be going down to do some work on Hadnock road this Friday the 13th at 10am. If your offer still stands we’ll be happy to have you with us, thank you.
      George

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