A view across the river from the Thames Path

Spring along the Thames Path!

20th April 2016

It seems that the spring sunshine comes and goes this year along the Thames, whilst it would seem that the flooding has subsided, please do keep an eye on the weather and ground conditions as the water table is really high. Please don’t forget to upload those spring photographs onto our website http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thames-path/information it’s always really good to see the trail and the river in spring sunshine with a new batch of Thames cygnets and ducklings in the back ground.

This is always a busy time of the year, working on Environment Agency consents  to repair the winter flooding issues and setting up various contracts including the mowing. We usually have enough money to undertake two contractor cuts along enclosed sections of the trail and so it is critical to time the mowing correctly for the various contractors.

Our volunteers are working as hard as ever, their scrub clearance programme comes to an end during the bird nesting season, but they are out repairing signs and gates and servicing our mowers gearing up for their part during the mowing season. The volunteer mowing working parties normally run from May through to September and so maintenance and servicing are crucial in keeping our machinery operational.

For further information about volunteering please refer to our volunteer webpages http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thames-path/volunteers

I hope you enjoy the spring sunshine along the Thames.

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