Just a quick reminder that the Forestry concerts are taking part on Friday and Saturday this weekend – see here for further details of car park closures and times.
We’ve had an update from the Forestry to say that the diversion on the Monkey Trail (Five Ways to the Upper Cliff climb) will be in place for another month due to the contractor having machinery problems – one of their harvesters went up in smoke so it’s doubled the time they will take to complete the felling.
Armed with a minimum of tools we stalked the trail and found to our satisfaction that the drainage system was doing its job rather well. The terrible weather did highlight some spots for tweaking and mainly we tweaked away there and then.
Having swum upstream to Hugh’s Bridge, and only reached ‘damp’ on the Tackeroo sogginess scale we carried on along the trail towards Werewolf Drop, fettling ponds as we went. Once again the Chase Trails Hi-Viz cloak of invisibility worked like a charm and riders went by without a word of acknowledgment.
After draining a succession of ponds, meres, lakes and our enthusiasm, we noted the location for future sumps, and hightailed it back to The Urn for something that was wet but not cold, and then home for a hot bath. Fun in Marquis de Sade sort of way.