Saturday 9th August saw our regular working party event hit the pond just below the Echo. We carried on removing the overshadowing laurel bushes and cleared out the black dead pools in the hope that we will be able to revive them in coming months. The water level around the main pool dropped a good four and a half inches as we removed rocks, branches, all manner of rubbish, and lots, and lots, of porridgey mud from it. With the rain over the following few days the water level should be replenished and the water settle before we look at how best to return it to a natural wildlife feature.
Lots of the surrounding Laurel was removed and views can now be got looking right back up to the Echo above. We hope to be able to cut the fallen trees away too to further improve the area.