There have been two evenings of path improvement sessions this week around Fiveways Junction by local volunteers and path regulars.
Monday 1st July saw a group led by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust pulling up Himalayan Balsam on the Warriston Path, as can be seen from the piles of the uprooted plants piled up to dry out. Now is the time to pull up this invasive species before it flowers and seeds and follows on from a year’s intensive effort last year which has already noticeable effects – there is a lot less of it growing this year.
Wednesday 3rd July it was the turn of volunteers led by Sustrans North Edinburgh to turn up for their monthly path-maintenance sessions. This time they tackled the path edges on the Hawthornvale Path after the junction with the Victoria Path, and on the Victoria Path itself. Mud, leaves and compacted soil were scraped back from the edges where in places up to a metre’s width of the paths had been lost, as well as tackling muddy puddles. We think you’ll notice the difference!
The Sustrans group meet on the first Wednesday of the month to tackle a different part of the north Edinburgh path network. Why not come along for an hour or two of great and useful exercise?