Bulford 7 lane clearance, Wiltshire

The aim was to clear back the byway to allow light to get in and dry out the lane. Also we were asked to cut back hard to give walkers a ledge to walk on so that they weren’t in the ruts. Run over two days, this project saw us clear a mile of green road using hand tools only. Permission was given from Wiltshire Country Council and the landowner, in this case, the MOD.

The project involved 25 people split into three teams – one at either end, and one in the middle. We also drained a short waterlogged section by digging two grips. The result is now the local parish have the opportunity to walk the lane without negotiating ruts

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