The wardens held a meeting on Tuesday 6th February to finalise a design for the new cabin at Wooplaw. We unanimously decided to build the new cabin using gabion baskets (wire mesh baskets filled with stones) and a turf roof. We have now submitted grant applications to cover the build costs and hope to be able to source the stones and the timber from Wooplaw, the next step is to pass our ideas to an architect and have plans drawn up for the build. We also decided we will move the cabin to the left of where the old one was, this will allow us to make it bigger and have more of an overhang on the roof. We also decided to renew the BBQ, extend the camp site, move the picnic benches, install board walks over the wet areas of path and extend the car park next to the container.
For anyone wanting to help out there will be a warden there Saturdays to organize the work for that day. The work to begin with will be focusing on tiding up the area were the old cabin was and removing the picnic benches in preparation for the ground works for the new cabin. If volunteers could bring picks and shovels it would be greatly appreciated as we have a limited supply.
Some of the work will involve using plant machinery and tree felling so the cabin area will be closed off to the public for safety reasons on these days but I will update the Facebook page on a Wednesday night if the site will be closed to volunteers. All ages and skill levels are welcome whether you can swing a pick or make a cup of tea your help will be appreciated.