Almost a midsummer event so here’s hoping that the weather smiles on us next Sunday afternoon 23rd , and on Monday 24th June as we will be taking over 600 metres of wool up onto Pen Trumau to create a spiralling line on the last untouched part of the upper part of the scar. We will be trying to follow the shape of this area spiralling inwards rather than starting in the middle and working out. This is because I am not aiming to impose a pattern , rather to let the line follow what is happening to the eroding peat. I imagine that the spiral will look a little like a tracing of the forces of wind and water, however nothing ever quite happens as you plan….
A few days earlier, weather permitting I will be going up on the hill with a couple of the local graziers to sow seed on this area before we install wool. This is a new suggestion and hopefully we will see if the wool helps the seed to establish either by protecting it if it is completely covered or just by giving shelter to exposed seed landing nearby.
So to details, there will be 6 pack ponies from Tregoyd Mountain Riding Centre making one trip up on Sunday and two trips on Monday and volunteers are needed to lead them up and then, if they want to, ride them back down. Other volunteers are needed both carry as much wool as they feel they want to but most importantly, to help peg it down on the peat scar.
Please meet at Blaenau Fry 2 pm on Sunday and 9 am Monday. ( location map attached)directions-reviseed-8
I have promised the farmer who kindly lets us use his ground for parking and tea and the stabling of the ponies that I will try to reduce the cars coming to the farm. So please lift share if you can. We can leave cars in Cwmdu Village Hall car park and share from there so if you have space please let me know so I can put you in touch with others (alternatively you might sort this out in the car park itself.)
It is imperative that you bring warm and waterproof clothing and wear suitable boots for the hill. Also I would advise bringing some sunscreen as the hill is very exposed.
I really look forward to meeting you all and hopefully creating a beautiful new line.