After waiting a few months the new signs for the stone cairn had been delivered during the week – so installing them became the major task for the volunteer workday.
We had to remove the temporary cement from where the signs were to be located on the cairn and fix the panels securely and invisibly to the structure. Four of us set about this task while a couple more volunteers went off round the area in search of litter – they didn’t have to look very far and at the end of the day had collected eight bags of rubbish.
We were hoping to do some repair work to the floating paths on the top of the Tump, but unfortunately we ran out of time and energy – it was a very hot sunny day and although it was very enjoyable to work on the mountain top – it was also quite energy sapping. Fortunately Maggie stepped up to prepare our many cups of tea and biccies – she even managed to make a few quid selling refreshments to other visitors to the mountain.
With the “Welcome to Twmbarlwm” signs finished we called it a day at 3.30 pm – I stayed on a bit longer to ensure the cement set securely and was disappointed to see as I drove back down the mountain that a fence had been deliberately cut at a stile further down the common and that a pedestrian access gate had been left wide open after the self-closing spring had been broken off – looks like a couple of jobs for the next workday.