Whitlingham Marshes – Path Management work

Friday 21st August 2015

The work today took us to Whitlingham Marshes (which are located at the end of Whitlingham Lane and up against the A47 Southern By-pass). This is another site that we frequently visit for ongoing conservation work and to keep the footpaths open for the general public.

Alan and his Mower

As other sites this year, we have been faced with rampant plant growth, so the task of keeping the paths clear is imperative.  The day was hot and close with not much wind to cool us down, so we all felt the effects of the heat, which, as always, was countered with a break for tea and biscuits.

Overall a quiet day and not a lot to report, other that the paths were cut, we cleared a lot of nettles, and at the finish we were all fairly tired – in fact a typical day out with ‘The Norwich Fringe Project’.

Written by Alan Rae, Norwich Fringe Project Volunteer