February 2024 Work Party

The work party for 10th February 2024 consisted of 7 volunteers and carried out 40 hours of work. It was very successful with all of the planned work being satisfactorily completed as follows:

  • Standing water drained and mud removed from the Squirrelneuk bridge junction.
  • Flooded section of path drained by clearing and enlarging the existing offset ditch at the south end of the woodside muddy puddles section of the path.
  • 1.7 tonnes of quarry material was laid and compacted to raise the path level through the flooded section previously drained.
  • Further drainage works and surface mud scrapes on the rest of the woodside muddy puddles section of path.

Additional unplanned Work:

  • Mud removed from the Newtyle forestry track section near the Bill McRitchie bench.

Other points to note:

  • No injuries or near misses were reported.
  • Further drainage works required on the Muddy Puddles section to prevent water seepage onto the path from the high side. Ditches and culverts required.
  • Surface improvements to the Muddy Puddles section after the aforementioned drainage works.