It is clear that the Logan Trail is among Gotham’s popular walks, especially as it can usually be relied upon to be dry even in wet weather. However, snow melt has resulted in some muddy areas, so the team plans to add more wood chippings as soon as possible. Recent gales have also brought down more branches and some trees, mostly elder, so we are trying to keep the paths clear. More native wild flowers and bulbs will be added, as some seem to have vanished.
The Countryside Trust plans to make a detailed map available as soon as possible, but in case you haven’t been on the trail, or only part of it, it follows the old gypsum mineral line west from the end of Pygall Avenue to Paradise in the east on Gotham moor. Unfortunately, we were unable to continue the trail for the full length of Gypsum Way, but steps have been cut into the bank to make it easier for intrepid walkers to continue along the grass verge halfway along to the section that restarts at Hill Road.
In April, Colin Dines hopes to complete the Memorial Rose Garden, which is already looking very attractive with spring flowers and bulbs. The Trust will donate a bench similar to the four on the Trail so that people can relax and take in the views.
As ever, thanks to those who let us know about fallen branches etc. We try to clear them as soon as possible and invite anyone interested in maintaining the trail to contact Clare North on 0115 9830167 or Kevin Thorpe on 0115 9748873.