In January we completed a lovely little project: creating access to a community-owned woodland area and old mill pond in Hebden Bridge.
Many thanks to the residents of Windsor View for your kindness and cups of tea!
A section of the existing wall was taken down and new wall heads built from the stone to create an opening. The five stone steps were from a house renovation in Eastwood.
A cleft oak post-and-rail fence was installed above a steep drop near the bottom of the steps for safety reasons. But doesn’t it look great!
At our yard, oak logs were split down into quarters and eighths, removing all the sapwood and bark to leave only the heartwood. The posts and rails were then assembled on site in order to fit perfectly. For extra stability they also have heavy oaken ‘feet’. The oak trees were felled in North Dean woods at West Vale as part of our coppicing works there and will last many many years in their new position.