Now seems like a good time to re-cap on our main upland project this year, which we recently completed. This project was on a path from Grisedale Tarn up Fairfield and has featured in previous blogs, such as 'Itching to do some Pitching...' published in June.
The main section of work was on a nasty erosion scar that had been developing and the solution involved constructing around 100 metres of stone 'pitched' path. There was also loads of landscaping work to do to help blend the path into the surrounding uplands and to encourage people to keep to this path.
The sequence of photographs below, each taken from a similar location, shows the development of this section of path.
|April: Erosion Scar before work commences|
|April: Stone collected from a nearby scree moved to site by helicopter|
|May: Work on a few stretches of stone pitching has started|
|June: Initial sections of stone pitching have joined up & work has moved higher up the fell|
|July: Work continues to progress, also helped along by work parties & volunteers|
|September: Path nearing completion|
If you would like to know more about the daily work of the South Lakes Upland Ranger team they can be found on Twitter @NTLakesFells.
The team also recently featured in a series 'Inside the National Trust' currently on ITV. Some of our work appears in episode 1 and, at the time of writing, is still available via
Posted by: Nick, Upland Ranger