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The path of most resistance

10 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Ham Lands in Richmond.

  • Sam
  • Sal Wardeh
  • Removed User
  • JP
  • Richmond runner
  • Maena D'Auria
  • Cathy Aicardi
  • Richmond runner
  • Rob Jones
  • Emma Wiffin
Saturday, 11th of February 2023
Led by JP

It was a mild Saturday morning as a perfect 10 goodgymers gathered on the Ham Lands for our monthly task helping out the Friends of Ham Lands.

This time around, we were working on a section of pathway through the woods close to the path between Teddington Lock and the road. Sharon was there to welcome us with a wheelbarrow full of tools and we spread out along the pathway armed with loppers, shears and forks to get to work.

There was a good crowd in all, as the Friends had also turned out in force, and we quickly started to make an impact, clearing brambles from the sides of the pathway. Cutting them back was often the straightforward part, but we needed to get their roots up too, to stem the tide of their return. This was a job for forks and the mattock, which we deployed to great effect to dig out the roots.

As usual it was around the 11 o’clock mark that the merry chatter amongst the gang started to turn to the delights of the Swiss Bakery, and half an hour later we downed tools and posed for a group shot before heading off for a well deserved coffee.

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Report written by JP

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Saturday February 11th, 2023 19:22

Amazing work! Brambles are never fun, but getting rid of them is very satisfying. 💪

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