Category Archives: vegetation management

Dull As Ditch Water

  Running through lovely rolling hills in Mid Wales the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway  (W&LLR) is a little over eight miles long. That means there are 16 miles of fences, or hedges (or in places both) to maintain. Added … Continue reading

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Storm Patrol

On the night of Wednesday 17th January there was a storm with high winds and rain over much of the British Isles. The next day your author and his wife found themselves in Hertfordshire making the roof of a relative’s … Continue reading

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A Lament For Five Brothers

Five of us, brothers, stood beside the water Bright sun played on the ripples We mourned for our cousin Lost when she fell into the river We were tall, the others handsome But I for twenty summers Bore a scar … Continue reading

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Messing About By The River

From Llanfair Caereinion for a distance of two miles, almost to Cyfronydd, the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway follows the course of the River Banwy. For about one and a quarter miles the river is adjacent to the line but … Continue reading

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Time For A Trim

  An 8 mile long railway has got 16 miles of verge to keep tidy and it has been a while since the line side grass and hedges of the Welshpool &Llanfair Light Railway had a good trim. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Tree-mendous Achievement

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 2016-17 winter hedgebash project has come to a successful conclusion. In just six weekends the gang has made a significant impact on the vegetation alongside the line on the Golfa Bank. The extent of … Continue reading

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