Pentlands/Glentress Wednesday Night Crew ?
Been getting out the last few Wednesdays and the conditions just now are great in the Pentlands. Looking for an interest in a regular spin on a Wednesday….6:30pm Cargo/Lochrin Basin 7:00pm Bonaly Shop.
Any interest ? Will post again early next week.
GrantPosted 4 years agoojomMember
We were out as usual last night. Nice route choice out the office, up Beech/Exponential to hare hill then along round West Kip, then down the rocky chutey thing onto Green Cluech and then up and down Black Hill round the reservoirs and down Rangers Path and into Balerno again. The Island Hopping on tap in the Horse is very good.
Be happy to meet up sometime.Posted 4 years ago
will be over there on the way home, too early for you as it’ll be at about 5.
Take a look at the new path works by the gate at the Harlaw end of Maidens that were done this morning, but not on Monday.
If going over Maidens, someone has started to clear the water bar half way down on the Glencorse side, interested to see how it is holding up.Posted 4 years ago
will go round clubbidean on the cross bike on way home and report back later. See how the official trail maintenance has gone.
Know how far the new surface goes down from the gate at the end of Maidens? There is another of those rubber water bars and some new gravel, looks like it goes all the way down to the next gate.Posted 4 years ago
Good work on the repairs, all seemed nice and solid.
That bit over the pipe (wounded knee??) is still a bit sporty but not sure how you’d go about putting in something weatherproof without it being a fair bit of work.
Trails were excellent, the bit of rain made it less dusty and more grippy.
Fingers crossed the weather holds out for a while longerPosted 4 years ago
Lots of discussion about wounded knee. Rangers preference is to leave it as is, add a couple of sleepers slightly “upstream” to give an option and make the straight-across approach more formal. The problem is that the bank on that wee burn is undercut on both sides so any new bridge might not last long. One alternative would be to lay sleepers across the pipe (and roots) but there are concerns about damaging the roots of the nearby trees.
That’s on the July session list, as is the pile of logs in the burn just west of that. Again, there was chat about putting a couple of sleepers across. Personally, I quite like it as it is 🙂
There’s one wee drainage ditch/cross drain required plus some gorse clearing. After that, I don’t think there’s much we should be doing to that section so we’ll be after suggestions. Bigger stuff (like the inundated section at Green Cleugh) needs contractor-style work, the Black Hill path could do with a wee bit of work in two small areas but it’s currently not on the Rangers radar.Posted 4 years ago
I like the junior kickstart logs too.
I thought the stream at wounded knee was stone walled once you get away from the current “bridge”?
How much gorse clearing? Is that at the west end mainly? I, er, I mean my mate is busy for the next couple of weeks with a highlands trip but that sort of thing is easily dealt with.Posted 4 years ago
suggestion – Maidens on the glencorse side – the top water bar just down from the stream – it is completely undercut and the water is just running through it. Needs more work than one person with a trowel can manage.Posted 4 years ago
Should be an hour or so and it would stop a lot of damage further down as the water runs 100m+ down the trail.
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