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Winshill Water Tower footpath

Today we resurfaced a footpath which runs alongside the Winshill Water Tower, a familiar landmark on the edge of Burton. This involved laying several tonnes of stone along the path, and it will hopefully in the future avoid the problems with muddy conditions during wet winter weather. We also replaced the posts, rails and side fencing on the stile leading to the field below – this is a great viewpoint above the town.

Barrow-loads of stone

Above: ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pictures of the stile

We had a wonderful team of volunteers and local residents who did an amazing job wheelbarrowing endless loads of stone, with a one-way circuit in operation to maintain social distancing. It was a case of “many hands make light work”, with the path finished just after lunchtime.

It’s good to see that the path is well-used – we had several groups of walkers passing through during the day, appreciating our work.