CREOS is a conservation charity set up to protect, maintain and improve our area of open fields and woods known as Crouch End Open Space tucked between the busy streets of Crouch End and Muswell Hill.
Essential maintenance of the site is carried out at monthly work days solely by volunteers. Most of our paths are built from wood chippings and log edging which can be done for free but after all the rain we've had our Boundary Oak Walk has turned to mud. It has become dangerous and impassible, causing walkers to start taking short cuts again through the undergrowth. Trampling destroys habitats and disturbs wildlife, and this is one of the main reason why we have footpaths.
We would like to rebuild the path using hoggin surfacing which will keep it free from mud but still allow water to drain through. We did this with our Woodland Walk in 2014 and it was a great success.
This would benefit the whole community of visitors to our site - walkers, commuters, sportspeople, dog walkers, etc
We need to raise £1,200 which would cover the cost of materials and the hire of a compactor plus the wages of one employee for a few hours if needed. We hope to begin the work in March!