Before starting work
The first job was to remove a couple of small shrubs that were in the way of the new path. The entrance needed to remain deer-proof so we started by erecting the gate in the garden before we adjusted the original fence line,
Starting work on the new entrance
The new gate was an obvious spot for deer to enter the garden so we made the gate higher with wooden rails to make it more secure.
Digging in a post for the new gate
Once the new gate was finished we altered the fence line to open-up the area and give us space to add an interpretation board at a later date.
Newly adjusted fence line
With the gate and fence completed it was time to start gravelling the new path.
We continued gravelling through the gate and joined up with one of the original garden paths.
Nicely joined up with the garden path
Once we'd finished gravelling we moved the shrubs that we'd dug out at the beginning into a new position behind the fence to the right of the new gate.
By next summer the areas of bare soil should be nicely greened up and the new entrance to Stagshaw should look even more inviting.