I mentioned in passing recently that I have been undertaking a lot of clearance work in the narrow woodland strip that is on a long stretch of our boundary. The current dry spell has been very convenient for this. Part of the reason was to cut back some of the over-hanging branches that were reachable which shaded the edges of the grazing fields. This will also reduce the amount of leaves falling there too.
Another reason for the clearance was to make the area a bit more accessible. Tree suckers, tree stumps, brambles, nettle beds and brush needed to be cleared too. There are some practical reasons for wanting easier access, but now I am wondering if a modest 'woodland' walk might also emerge from these efforts.