This is the top of the lane and before the gates were done anyone could drive straight up the lane, right around the Turkey oak and out via the other entrance. My new gates have stopped all that.
Now anyone driving up the lane is stuck............Ha! they have to reverse back down again.
Rob, my next door but one neighbour who runs a family business doing gardening type stuff had one gate already- that's the dark one already "weathered". The little gate to the left of it has the footpath signs on it and a spring so that it shuts by itself.
There's still another job to do - just need a couple of rolls of willow fencing, which will go from the gate post, around the hedge, making the spot under the Turkey Oak very sheltered and filling in the gaps . The posts are here and Rob will put the willow fence up when it arrives.
I think it's defined the boundaries and put people off getting into the garden behind the house or driving to the workshop and it's made it obvious to people using the footpath that they are on private land.
Thanks for comments over the last couple of days.