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During a tour of the park in late winter 2011, the Secretary and Adam Noon (Park Ranger), decided that the slope down from the Millennium Wood to the Great Meadow would be slippery when wet, and difficult to negotiate.

Even in the dry weather, due to the steep gradient, they felt such a slope could be quite dangerous.....

 

Adam suggested a set of steps would make for safer footing and Daniel agreed to add the idea to the Agenda for the next Committee Meeting.

It was decided that the use of logs, cut from trunks of fallen trees, would be more in keeping with the rustic nature of the park, as opposed to sawn and dressed timber risers.

A call was put out for volunteers amongst the Association Membership to assist with the project. steps2 opt 240

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(Photographs © DAB-P)

 
 
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