Deb and Clare, with walking friend Barry, set off on a lovely bright autumn morning to install waymarkers on the wooden posts across Roebuck Farm in Lemsford and on through Brocket Park to the Waggoners. This part of the route is missing some wooden posts, which we hope to have installed in the next month or so.
At the same time David and Diana set off on their bikes to Mill Green to continue where they had left off the Saturday before.
It was a better day weather wise, with it being dry and not too cold. Quite a few golfers were out playing both in Mill Green and Brocket and were intrigued with what we were up to so we were always happy to explain.
We found that we didn’t need the drill so much this time so David didn’t look so like Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator! Diana found that her hammering skills were improving and she enjoyed using the bigger hammer with less opportunity for missing the nail head! The way markers contrasted nicely with the black permissive path signs as we entered The Commons. Here we met more dog walkers and it was a nice opportunity to tell them about the new circular walk and the plans for its opening in 2020. They also thought it was great to be getting a new bridge over the stream as although their dogs enjoy the paddle, the owners don’t always!
Having finished at the site of the new bridge, we walked back to pick up our bikes locked up by the Mill Green Museum and looked forward to having lunch at home in the warm just before the rain came down.
So far, we have installed some 185 roundels and a handful of stickers. We are eagerly awaiting delivery of our metal signage, which will help to direct people onto the footpaths from the various road crossings.