For many years the beauty of the Cotswold Way near Cheltenham has been marred by the wreck of a burnt-out car stuck next to the footpath. With the nearest vehicle access 200metres away down a very steep hill, until now no-one has been able to do anything about getting rid of the eyesore. But on the 10th August, the volunteer power of 11 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens triumphed.
They decided if it could not be removed by ordinary means they would tear it apart and carry or drag the bits out. It took a few hours, but as the pictures show the operation was a total success, and now the many British and international visitors who walk the Cotswold Way will have an even better experience.
With ropes and gangs of volunteers hauling bits about, according to one warden it was “a bit like building the pyramids, but with risk assessments”.
Thanks to the Wardens for their initiative and hard work. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please click here for more information.