Repairs at the Spring Link

Repairs at the Spring Link. Pete Rowden and I were at the culvert of the Spring Link this morning Sunday. We removed the excess mud where the trail goes over the culvert (the ditch with the big pipe running under it). We laid stones and pebbles as a base down the centre of the trail… the principle is that rain runs off the raised surface to the sides and away, so the cenbtre part does not retain water and get muddy. We laid stoney earth over the stones and tamped them down. We made three humps higher up on the path to direct rain water away from the path. We renewed the wood barriers each side so that horses do not step cloe to the edges and knock the surface off into the ditch.
 
When you’re riding in the next few days feel free to walk right up the centre of the raised part, and let us know if any problems are encountered.
 
If anyone would like to volunteer for working parties please also let us know. BTW The Chiltern Society will be in the wood near there next week with a volunteer working party opening a footpath which has grown over.
Posted by Marcus 6 August 2017

Facebook traffic

Thank you so much for sharing the various alerts on our Facebook page. We find that we not only have a voice but we also render an invaluable service to those who might have lost a dog, be concerned by imminent theft of a horse or an issue of equine health.

As of today we have exactly 500 followers even though membership of the Hodgemoor Riding Association is 280. We welcome all Facebook friends (and if you would like to contribute to the maintenance of the trails and our efforts then please go to http://hodgemoor.org.uk/join/).

Our Facebook traffic figures are impressive. 975 people engaged includes those looking at our posts which you share or forward, thank you. A total weekly reach of 8,000 is excellent and one which many much bigger not-for-profit organisation would be delighted with. This includes shares, the same person seeing multiple postings and people who see a posting but might not read it… but it is still a cracking figure.

  this week last week
Page Visits  63  30
Weekly Total Reach   7,966  3,595
People Engaged 975 251
Total Page Likes 505 502

 

 

Happy surfing, happy riding. Phew cooler today. Marcus