We had a team out last week to do the annual repairs at our car parks at Scarth Wood Moor. Situated on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park, near the village of Osmotherley, the site is predominantly open moorland.
It’s a well used area with both the Cleveland Way National Trail and Lyke Wake Walk passing through it. Many visitors come for picnics and dog walking alongside the beck and at the adjacent Cod Beck Reservoir (not National Trust).
Expecting a 20 ton delivery of crushed limestone, we came prepared with adequate sustenance for the day. Alan provided some excellent home baking, (including Lorraine Pascals ‘Peanut Butter crunch’ – highly recommended by Rangers).
The delivery was delayed so we tidied up some litter, repaired a small section of path which had collapsed into the beck, and then polished off most of our treats – it was 2 hours late! When the stone arrived we were primed and ready to go.
The stone was used to fill potholes and even out the surface of this popular car park. We then put the whacker plate to work, compacting the stone to create a hard surface.
Volunteers Alan (aka ‘abs’) and Dave, modelling PPE and doing a fine job: