After our recent run of disappointing weather, Wednesday was thankfully dry, bright and mild. Spirits were further lifted by a hearty fire and mince pies courtesy of Alison. We had a great turn out which enabled us to make even more progress than usual.  We continued our ride widening towards The Meadow - coppicing a broad strip adjacent to the trail, crown lifting trees and consolidating existing brash piles into fewer, larger piles, all whilst having a general tidy to enable woodland flora to grow unimpeded. Kelly Kettle was on hand for plenty of steaming brews and as usual, our breaks were fun, good humoured and full of interesting anecdotes! Re-fuelled after a good lunch, the final push saw us reach The Meadow edge. It's now over to Chloe and Tom with their trusty chainsaws to tackle the remaining larger specimens... Thank you very much to Alison, Brian, Charlotte, Dave, Gabrielle, Gareth, Gary and Michael for an excellent day on the Reserve. Dave Coppicing

 Clearance well under way

 A well earned cuppa & mince pie!

 The ride improvements clear to see

 Alison the fire sprite

 Rehearsals for the Christmas Work Party show.....