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5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Westcombe Woodlands and Friends of Westcombe Woodlands in Greenwich.

  • Kerry
  • Greenwich runner
  • Greenwich runner
  • Julian Osman
  • Cat Sowden
Sunday, 5th of May 2024
Led by Rachel Henry

Nature abhors a vacuum, in fact nature doesn’t seem to like any empty space and so it was on Good Gym's return to Westcombe Woodlands. The deluges of spring had led to an explosion of growth and, ahead of the Woodlands’ open day, paths that had disappeared under a splurge of weeds, nettles, ivy and alkanet needed to be uncovered and redefined. So 5 intrepid Good Gymers donned their pith helmets and took to their machetes* and set to work rediscovering the tracks and making them usable, whilst other volunteers got down to work chopping up fallen trees and making the place tidier. The upside of the day was that the weather was glorious and we were soon hacking away at the overgrowth, enjoying the sunshine and taking care to leave a glorious bunch of bluebells well alone. After 90 minutes of hard work the paths were transformed and it was time to wander off into the sunshine.

*well shears, secateurs and a dangerous-looking scythe type thing

Report written by Julian Osman

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