Smay Down Lane, Shalbourne, Wiltshire, November 2016

Organised in conjunction with Wiltshire County Council, a small team of Green Lane Association and TRF volunteers opened up a rather overgrown byway.

After an email from one of Wiltshire County Council’s rights of way wardens asking if we could clear a lane, a site visit was organised to see how much work was involved. Although it wasn’t heavily overgrown by our standards, it was quite hazardous to equestrian users with many low branches and overgrowth encroaching on much of the road.

After raising enough interest, and with a couple of members of Wiltshire TRF joining us, we took six hours to clear around half a mile of lane, cutting back hard on one side to give a decent amount of room for all users.