|Earlier years work on Stake Pass viewed from the distance|
(Start of current section can be seen at the bottom)
There were erosion problems on this route and the aim has been to repair the erosion and create a sustainable path.
The path zig-zags into the Langstrath valley and this project started in 2009.
The path created is a "subsoil" path and relies on compacted subsoil material to create a hard wearing path surface. This differs from a lot of path work in the fells which relies heavily on rock.
The subsoil surface is the last part of the process and there is work to do before this stage. A band of turf is first removed and there is lots of work re-shaping the ground to create the path shape with a drainage ditch above. It can be labour intensive!
|A section stripped of turf with re-shaping underway|
|Ian "mining" the subsoil for the final path surface|
|A completed path section|
|British summer weather can have some benefits|
Post by Nick, Upland Footpath Ranger