The pathway which runs through the woods from Stockport Road up to Gibraltar Lane and beyond has suffered as a result of recent heavy rain and the countryside services crew are filling in the muddy parts and shoring up the edges close to the river bank.
Tree felling is also under way. If you are in the woods and spot a tree marked with orange paint that particular tree is doomed because, as I was informed by a very helpful worker the tree is either diseased and a potential danger or it is blocking out light which is preventing other trees from thriving and therefore it faces the chop.
And what about that green tractor? Brilliant! I have always loved tractors despite never driving one. I think driving that tractor up and down Denton Woods all day would just about be my idea of the perfect job. Have you noticed how the tread pattern on tractor tyres has never changed over the years? That design of tread seems to have been around ever since I can remember.
If you ever venture into Denton Woods keep your eyes open for foxes, badgers, buzzards and shrews plus kingfishers perched by the riverbank.