When the Task Team was launched a couple of years ago, its brief was to carry out tasks that needed to be done on the Leicestershire Round, such as clearing vegetation and tackling the ever-growing problem of fallen waymark posts – the latter are usually sorted by securing the post with cable ties to something that’s stable nearby. However, as part of an experiment to see if it was feasible for members of the Task Team to reinstate posts directly into the ground, Greg J and I succeeded in doing three posts that are on Greg’s adopted section of the Round. (This work was authorised by Leicestershire County Council and the landowners were contacted accordingly)
The photograph shows Greg at Carlton, near Market Bosworth, standing by the first post that we “re-potted.”
We are both of the opinion that it is something the team could do, although we did agree it would be better to tackle the job when the ground was not as hard as it was on the day we did it!!
As the Leicestershire County Council’s maintenance programme of renewing waymark posts and the like has been slipping in time due to the current financial climate, I feel that with the joint effort of LFA members, volunteer wardens and task team members this is one way of keeping the Leicestershire Round (which was devised by LFA members) as the premier long distance walk in the county and of benefiting all walkers.