Today, we were joined by four other volunteers, and we all enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere within Glen Goyle, and continued to remove rampant brambles and ivy, which are doing so much to suppress the biodiversity in large parts of the Goyle. With dappled sunlight now being able to penetrate towards plants which need it, and towards the ground where ground-cover plants have and will be placed, the variety of flora and fauna should greatly increase over the next twelve months. But first, the hard graft. Welcome to Kate, who has promised to return!

The Goyle is indeed a popular walk, and we chatted to anyone who was interested in learning what we are doing and why. There is an overwhelming sense of appreciation from passers-by.

Two more bags of rubbish. From the paths and the lawn, it all looks really tidy, but we are finding rubbish in amongst and behind the vegetation.