Saturday, 12 December 2009

Killynether Coppicing

I've been out all day, at Killynether Wood near Newtownards in County Down. Killynether is a truly beautiful spot. I've written articles about it before; and about the Victorian mansion that was once there.

We numbered about a dozen today, assembling at the car park at about nine-thirty. Alan had brought along plenty of saws, loppers and gloves.

We were coppicing in the middle of the woods, on a steep slope. Having lit a bonfire, this enabled us to dispose of surplus branches.

Lunch for me today was a round of prosaic cheese-and-onion sandwiches, washed down with hot tea!

No comments :