Love running. Love helping. Want to do more.
There is a meadow next to the primary school that requires weeding and cutting back in readiness for the community meadowfest on the 10th July.
All tools provided, please bring gloves.
Please meet at the top of School lane on the junction with Northend.
A wise weatherman once said that the 15th of June 2021 would be a beautiful evening for swimming in Bath and Bristol’s most famous river… and a beautiful summer evening it was!
Myself Aaron, Emily, Helen, Jane, Alice, Meyrick and Doris were all ready to jump in at the deep end. After a brief meet in Batheaston car park, we made the short walk to an open bank at the river side where we made the swift transition into our swimwear. One by one, we took tentative steps down the bank, onto the rocks and then into the water under which one can feel the unusually pleasant sensation of mushy silt sliding between their toes. It’s a gradual decline at first but with a sudden drop a few metres in. Eventually we all took the plunge and embraced those underwater arctic temperatures (actually, truth be told, the water was WAY warmer than the previous week)
We spent the bulk of our time a short distance from the river bank indulging ourselves in some water volleyball courtesy of Doris. Making a splash would be an understatement! We then swam back toward the river bank opening and got a couple of group snaps to commemorate the occasion. And so… before long, we exited the river one by one to dry off and absorb that luminous evening sunshine to the soundtrack of 70’s rock (portable speakers come highly recommended). There was also an assortment of tasty biscuits that Meyrick kindly brought along for that little rush of sugar needed after a good swim.
Mixture of tasks which could include:
- Clearing/raking the orchard of leaves.
- Improve path access around the site.
- Digging, planting
- Pruning and creating natural fences Please bring your own gloves. All other tools will be provided.
It's hot! There is no better way to cool off then to dip in the water!
You can walk or cycle to Bathampton, and join us for a quick dip. For those not feeling too brave, you can wade into the water so can stay ankle deep if this makes you feel more comfortable :)
Bring warm clothes / hot drinks for afterwards