On a beautiful day seven of us made our way up past the stables almost to East Lodge to begin our task of thistle thrashing. We had some beautiful views over Manchester and at one point could see smoke still coming from the Saddleworth Moor fire. There were also some old planes going over, possibly from Woodford air show.
Although the task was not a strenuous one in the heat today it was quite hard work and we were only too happy to have Sue Daber join us for a couple of hours as her car park duties for Lyme were quieter than usual. We cleared a good area and hopefully stopped the thistles spreading their seeds for this year.