Storm Eleanor's swell and high tides threw a lot of mud, shingle and water onto the Steam Coast Trail last week. #holyshingle
Fortunately, the power of the storm was no match for the power of the community that rallied together to clear it all up in no time!
Expecting inundation like this a few times per year, the Steam Coast Trail have a restoration budget for cleanup and surface repair. Thankfully the restoration fund stands to last a very long time due to the awesomeness of our generous #volunteering community. The list is big...
Special gratitude goes to Steve Crossman of Withycombe farm for clearing the heaviest of the shingle with his digger on Friday morning.
Thanks to Bill Morley and Daniel Godfrey for their self-motivated removal of a few tons of shingle around Bike Park 3.
Thanks to Mitch and Dave from Travis Perkins, Minehead, for donating gloves, high-vis jackets and dumpy bags.
Thanks to Trevor and Dom from Jewson Minehead for donating gloves, high-vis jackets and dumpy bags.
Mega, mega thanks to the 40 or so volunteers who joined us on Saturday to extend the shingle shovelling / mud / litter removal efforts to both ends of the trail.
Thanks to Dom Mackay of Xclusive Valeting Solutions for his monstrous jet washing efforts.
Thanks to Dunster Beach Holidays for providing free parking at Dunster Beach all weekend.
And the usual thanks to everybody who supported verbally and shared our call for volunteers, including West Somerset Free Press, Minehead Conversation Group, Minehead Chit Chat, Engage - the West Somerset Voluntary Sector Development Agency, Salad Days Beach Hut, Leo Davey, Exmoor News, Sustrans, Sustrans South West, We Absolutely Love Watchet, HM Coastguard Watchet, Minehead Cycling Club, Paul Scullion, West Somerset Railway, Forum 21, West Somerset Council, Maitland Walker LLP, Nick Thorne, Singer Instruments, Somerset County Council.