Improving the path network in Westmuir

Westmuir wood helpers
Westmuir wood helpers

In spite of the rain, there was a hive of activity at the Westmuir Community Woodland Park on Saturday morning with the thunk of shovels, the clash of rakes and the buzz of a chainsaw echoing through the trees.

A team of Westmuir Community Development Trust members and supporters were at work improving the path network in the Park.

Thanks to a grant from the Angus Council Community Grant Scheme a massive pile of gravel and other materials were delivered to the Park. With the aid of a couple of mini-tractors and bogies and many shovels and rakes, the materials were used to raise the level of parts of the path network which had suffered from flooding. Under-path drainage was also installed at these points and some fallen trees were removed.

Trust chairman Jim Miller said: “I know the Park is a wetland, but we don’t want visitors to have to wade their way through it!”Local photographer, and gravel-raker, George Milne caught the team taking a well deserved break with a coffee and home-made chocolate brownie. There is more work to be done to complete this project and the Trust would welcome any volunteers who can spare an hour or two to help. Have a look at the web-site, for details about the Trust and all the other goings-on at Westmuir.