Work commenced at 0900 and finished at 1700.The work was heavy,Mike doing the cutting,the rest of us doing the rolling,dragging,lifting and stacking at the side of the track.Work of removal of cut wood remains to be done so care is needed.
The Purple track is now completely clear of fallen trees and bushes.
We next tackled the as yet unmarked Dun track and cut and cleared as we went.We worked from the river side all the way to the gate at the V or east entrance.This walk too is now open and can be enjoyed on it's own or walked as an extension to either the Blue or Purple tracks.Will load images of this track tomorrow dv.
We continued into the Pine/Spruce wood at the head of the Blue trail,cutting already dead trees standing;trees that had fallen and trees leaning dangerously.
The day itself couldn't have been better and it was lovely to meet families with children making the most of the day and the walks.
Thanks to all involved:- Ned,Mike,Vincent and Kevin from Coillte;Sean and Janis from the Tus scheme;to Bernie and Liam who gave me a lift,coming and going!
Work done more to do.
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