Long trousers and substantial footwear essential as the balsam is now mostly in amongst other vegetation and there is a risk of ticks. The ground is mostly pretty uneven too and likely to be boggy in places.
It is quite early in the season, but it is there (see pics taken on Tuesday).
We will be starting near the footbridge near Bedborough Farm at 9am and working down towards the police station.
The starting location is a bit of a walk from either access, but particularly if you are unsure it is probably easier to to park on the access road to the golf course / police station and follow the river until you find us. Let me know if you need a lift or collecting from either entrance. Access point on Uddens Drive is marked with a red dot, the police station entrance isn't marked.
Unless I have a lot of people saying they are coming along, we won't bring the trailer, but we will have the usual hot/cold drinks, biscuits and gloves are provided.
If you can't make it, feel free to pull any balsam you see and leave it with the root out of the ground. Balsam pulls up easily. If it has hairs on the stalk and resists pulling out it is not balsam so leave it be :-)