I went with a rucksack full of essentials and loppers in hand.
Ever so pleased with what I managed to get done but after a couple of hours rain called off play, I've never been so pleased to see rain.
All the brambles were cut back to a ft of their lives. Is there anything which can be used to kill them before I start digging up the roots? There are also a couple of huge tree stumps, one had new branches which I cut off.
Had a peek under the black plastic and old carpet, there could be black gold under there but random brambles and other stuff have taken root in the gaps in the plastic where the wind has taken it away. Thought it best to leave it well alone for now untill I'm ready to dig over.