Ranger News September 2012

Wednesday 17th October 2012

It was the Cheddar Gorge Marathon and half Marathon early in the month, a lovely day, quite hot for running, well I thought so, as a dedicated non-runner! People were friendly and I had good conversations with marshals at various points on the course. I have a great deal of respect for runners on that terrain, not easy.

Limestone and sandstone seems to be drying out well on the north side, though there are still many puddles on the peaty south side of Black Down.

The top car park on the day of the marathon was very busy and there was lots of rubbish.

I also went dry stone walling with Owen’s volunteer group this month. Another lovely day, good company and conversations and at the end of the day, our piece of the wall looked lovely. I spent the rest of September in Scotland and France, looking at dry stone walls and the different ways they are built, and of course the similarities. Also dodging the rain, but I won’t dwell on that!

September 2012