Thursday, 28 July 2016

Partnership working at Millerground.

Millerground, owned in part by the National Trust and South Lakeland District Council,  is one of the few remaining public access points to the lake on the east shore of Windermere.

Above is the large drumlin, known as Queen Adelaide's Hill, which commands spectacular views over the lake with good access down to Millerground. Owned by the National Trust, it is free and accessible for everyone to enjoy. 

Earlier this month the Millerground Enhancement Group met up for a day for a general tidy up and to repair some of the damage caused by Storm Desmond on the Council owned area of Millerground. 
The group comprising N.T rangers, South Lakeland District Council staff, members of Windermere and Bowness Civic Society and Continental landscape staff set to with a will. 

Lumps of old concrete, and driftwood were taken away in the power barrows that over the years have proved indispensable for this kind of work.

An old fire-site was dismantled and removed.

  The solid wood benches, that had been displaced by flood water, were eased back into position.

Back where it should be.

 An old, unsightly, redundant concrete slab was broken up with a lump hammer and taken away to a skip previously placed in the nearby car-park

Note the two solid wood benches in the background ready to be re-positioned.

Part of the lake-side path leading from National Trust land onto Council owned land had been washed away and this was repaired using large boulders and infilling behind with gravel.

The path to the lake shore in the process of being repaired.

Finishing touches.

The repaired path.

A big improvement was made in a relatively short time to the site and is a testament to what can be achieved through community and partnership working.   

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