The New Lyke Wake Club badge
The New Lyke Wake Club badge



As reported elsewhere, the New Lyke Wake Club has adopted Section 7 of the Cleveland Way, which runs from BT Station, Arncliffe Woods (park at Sheepwash) to Huthwaite Green (Moorland and woodland), a total distance of 2.9 miles (4.7km). The original start of the Lyke Wake Walk is about 250 metres from the start.

On 22 September 2019 a team of volunteers from the Club — Tom, Claire, Gerry, Julie, Nick, Ian, Thomas and Matthew — carried out repairs. Here is a report of their work:

Focus of this Maintenance Day: In May we concentrated our efforts on clearing the drainage channels from Arncliffe Woods to Scarth Nick Road and for our latest day we focused on the section through the woodland and fields from Scarth Nick to Huthwaite Green, meaning that we have fully maintained and improved the section for which we are responsible.

General Observations: Overall this section is in excellent condition. We passed numerous walkers on this section who all expressed their appreciation for the work carried out by the CWAS volunteers.

Repair Needed: One gate post (P050 on our maintenance map) needs replacing (see photo attached) as it has rotted at the base. This means the kissing gate is no longer “kissing” as the gate itself can swing wide open.

Litter: We cleared litter along the road between Cod Beck reservoir and Scarth Nick and then along the Cleveland Way footpath from Scarth Nick to Huthwaite Green. We filled one large bin bag.

Work Done: As well as litter picking, we cut back brambles, nettles and low hanging branches around the path. We also cleared the steps or mud and debris on either side of of the bridge over Scugdale Beck.

And here are some photographs of the team at work.

Gerry and Nick Checking Gate Gerry, Claire and Julie Removing Low Branches Claire Collecting Rubbish with Dodgy Man lurking in woods......................... Nice Clean Steps

Last update: 2nd November 2019

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