Great success at Sandstone Volunteers Group work meet

Posted by Rob Dyer on 02/12/2014
Digging drainage ditches to help drain water away from the crag base
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Last weekend saw the first in a series of winter work meets on Southern Sandstone, organised by the Sandstone Volunteers Group. With a great turnout of local climbers helping to improve southern sandstone crags, get their hands dirty and meet new people, these events are a must on any south-east climber's calendar. Sarah Cullen tells more...

We had a great turnout this weekend by the Sandstone Volunteers Group (SVG) at Harrison’s Rocks.  The third area of the Woodland Management Plan ‘Compartment C’ (near The Fallen Tree) was cut during the week and more than 30 volunteers came along to help clear up. 

Ditches were dug to aid drainage and brashing of areas to discourage footfall as well as scrub and tree pruning to the crag itself.  Footpaths were also made with some of the leftover brash as well as woodland steps from the tree branches. 

We saw blue skies and sunshine and had a great time at the car park with a barbeque and beer on the Saturday evening (thanks to the BMC for funding this).  A big thank you on behalf of the Harrison’s Rocks Management Group and the Sandstone Volunteers Group to everyone who helped, and all due credit and a big thank you to Graham Adcock for his long term dedication in organizing the Sandstone Volunteers Group.

A series of pictures from the weekend are in the photo tab above.  If you’d like to find out more about the SVG and how to get involved, have a look at the website here: - http://sandstonevolunteers.org.uk/



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