During last weekend two of my regular volunteers joined me to install another seat at the amphitheatre beside the Trust shop. We had intended to install two but we couldn’t manage to start up the large, self-loading, powered wheel barrow.
These are pretty big chunks of wood to be man-handling so we only managed the one this time. However, there is now a bit more seating where there are fantastic views over Derwentwater.
We’ve also had a few Rangers working on the path in Cockshott Wood so there is now an accessible path around the wood for wheelchair and pram users. The newest bits are looking a bit raw at present but in a few weeks they will have weathered in nicely. So there’s been quite a leap forward in that project and we hope many more people will now be able to enjoy much more of the area around the shop.
One of the nice things about walking around this path is just enjoying being in a tunnel of trees with lots of dry leaves underfoot. It’s great fun for kids (big and little ones!) and dogs to charge around scattering them.
Roy says it’s too cold to go in the lake but I think it’s great – a little bit cold maybe.